Our BA degree in International Relations examines the historical, ideological, economic and political aspects of international affairs. The program familiarizes students with the central concerns of international relations - foreign policy analysis, international organizations, strategic studies, diplomacy, international political economy, international law and international relations theory.
Classroom-based instruction is supplemented by opportunities to participate in comprehensive overseas research and discussion trips. Our students often comment on the ready availability of our faculty. Average classes at Richmond are both much smaller and much more ethnically diverse than at most other universities. With a typical Junior or Senior level class size of between ten to twenty students, we emphasize individual attention, small group work, student participation, personal research paper writing and seminar-style discussion. Richmond graduates have gained entry to leading graduate schools all over the world and are working for international organizations, government agencies, the diplomatic service, and international businesses.
Faculty at Richmond
Well-qualified faculty bring their research interests into the classroom and enrich the curriculum. Our international faculty are successful practitioners from many fields who bring to their teaching both cutting edge ideas and the most current successful practices. Our International Relations faculty are eager to share further details about their program with you. Please feel free to begin a dialogue with them.
Beyond Richmond - What can I do after graduation with a BA Degree in International Relations from Richmond?
Richmond International Relations degree graduates pursue opportunities throughout the world. They are recruited by the world’s top employers and pursue postgraduate programs at universities worldwide (Source: Alumni Relations at Richmond, the American International University in London).