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International Relations

Bachelor's Degree | On-Campus

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Gain the skills to navigate a global network

This program is no longer accepting new students.

Do you want to be part of the solution to today’s global problems? The study of international relations at HNU is a stimulating interdisciplinary major with a focus on the “big picture.” You will research the connections between history, political science, business, art, education, and the sciences on an international scale.

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Contact an enrollment counselor with any questions you have about the program.

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Career Outcomes

Where an international relations degree can take you

This degree will prepare you for an exciting career in many fields, including international law, diplomacy, advocacy, business, journalism, geography, and economics.

  • Foreign Service Officer

    State Department

  • Human Rights Advocate

    Government Agency

  • Communication Specialist


Why HNU?

Facts & Figures


All of our full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance from Holy Names.


84% of students consider their HNU advisor their mentor.


US News and World Report Best Colleges Guide 2021 ranks HNU 6th Most Diverse University in their Regional Universities West category

A program sneak preview

Sample courses

Here are just a few of the courses you may take.

Dynamics of International Relations

Examine the causes of war and ways to peace, with particular consideration of contemporary international issues.

World Politics and Geography

Analyze the concept of mapping: defining boundaries, identifying power territories, and framing the nation-state.

Power and Powerlessness

Explore the relationship between power and powerlessness based on the major systems of social stratification: class, race, ethnicity, and gender.