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BA in Government - International Relations and Foreign Policy

The Bachelor of Arts in Government - International Relations and Foreign Policy program at Regent University is designed to equip graduates for careers in government, leadership, journalism, or other related fields. Read more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Government - International Relations and Foreign Policy

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants of the Bachelor of Arts in Government - International Relations and Foreign Policy program at Regent University should have an aptitude for diplomacy and leadership as well as strong communication and problem-solving skills. All applicants to bachelor's-level programs at Regent University are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

In the Bachelor of Arts in Government - International Relations and Foreign Policy at Regent University, students will have the opportunity to study politics from an international perspective. The program is designed to teach students the foundations of government and how to design and develop foreign policies. Course content includes an overview and comparison of different political ideologies and systems, along with classes focused on American government and politics. Taught from a Christian worldview, students will have the opportunity to learn how governments operate within an increasingly globalized world.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

120+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Government - International Relations and Foreign Policy:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Government - International Relations and Foreign Policy program requires a minimum of 120 credits. The required courses include general education, government major, government elective, international relations and foreign policy concentration, and general elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of the Christian Mind
  • The Making of the Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History & Thought
  • Public Speaking (on campus only)
  • Regent Foundations of Success (online only)
  • English Composition
  • Research & Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • U.S. History I (to 1877)
    • U.S. History II (from 1877)
  • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Government Major Courses (30 credits)

  • Introduction to the Study of Government
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Government and Politics I
  • American Government and Politics II
  • Ancient Political Philosophy
  • Modern Political Philosophy
  • Political Ideologies
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar in Government

Government Electives Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose two 100-400 level courses within the government discipline

International Relations and Foreign Policy Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Political Economy
  • Contemporary Global Problems
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Comparative Foreign Policy

General Electives Courses (23 credits)

  • Students choose 23 credits of general elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the Bachelor of Arts in Government - International Relations and Foreign Policy program, students could choose to pursue postgraduate education in an area such as journalism, government, or leadership. A master's degree may be a chance to gain more specialized skills in foreign policy development, digital media, or national government systems.

Possible programs include:

  • Master of Arts in Government
  • Master of Arts in Journalism
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Career Paths:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Government - International Relations and Foreign Policy program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in fields such as teaching, public service, and government. Students may be able to seek careers such as:

  • Foreign policy analyst
  • Journalist
  • Humanitarian
  • Policy advocate
  • International relations officer

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