International Relations (BA)

Internationals Relations (BA)

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Degree Overview

August, October, January and March

Starting Dates:


3 to 4 years, dependent on high school diploma

Application Requirements:

+ High School Diploma

+ Min GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale

+ English Proficiency

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Program Description

Whether working in the government, a global corporation, academia, or a non-governmental organization, a degree in International Relations opens many doors. Students learn how to complete rigorous and structured research, comprehend a range of international relations issues and develop scholarly analysis prior to applying it.

Students also specialize in fields such as European integration studies, Asian security studies, energy politics, and terrorism or international law.

WVPU’s international classrooms, with students and faculty from all around the world, enhance the political and cultural discussions leading to expertise in the field of International Relations.

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Successful graduates of this program will learn to:

Learning Outcomes:

Display familiarity and expertise in foreign relations.

Demonstrate knowledge of key subfields and theories of international relations as a discipline.

Interact with top institutions and their constituents within the international relations field.

Analyze international issues from global and varied perspectives.

Why Study International Relations at Webster Vienna?

In the International Relations BA program, students learn how to conduct rigorous and structured research, understand and explain a comprehensive range of international relations issues and develop scholarly analysis prior to applying it. The program offers the ideal groundwork for continuing a Master program or starting a professional career.

How Long Will it Take?

A bachelor’s degree consists of 128 US credits. Most students take four years to complete their undergraduate degree. However, Webster Vienna Private University may award up to 32 credits of advanced standing for a variety of international curriculum including A levels, IB, AP, VWO, Abitur, and French BAC.

Maximilian Zangl (Austria), International Relations (BA)

Critical thinking and the ability to apply acquired knowledge characterize the students in the International Relations program. Students gain expertise from faculty comprised of well-known scholars and practitioners.

The international composition of the classes influence broad discussions leading to a better understanding of the many facets of international relations.

Dr. Franco Algieri, Head of the International Relations Department

Loren (Mexico)

Media Communications (BA)

Dr. Franco Algieri,

Head of the International Relations Department

Students learn to explore the ways humans use media and technology to express themselves, as well as how communications technologies affect individuals and groups. Soon after beginning the program, students learn to interpret media messages, communicate effectively in a range of diverse contexts, demonstrate creative problem solving, and exhibit professional knowledge and skills making them a valuable asset to professional markets. Students take a set of required courses in media theory, history, writing and production, and then select a 12-hour concentration in public relations, film studies, or upper-level media communications.

Loren (Mexico), Media Communications (BA)

The International Relations program at WVPU provides undergraduate students with a wide range of expertise that prepares them for a future career. The department is focused on the individual student and through a diverse curriculum gives us opportunities to deepen our abilities. Professors create an in-class environment where students are challenged and encouraged to think critically. My life has been enriched by the program, especially as I entered the workforce.

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