International Relations

Online Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Leader in Distance Learning


A Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences (International Relations concentration) fosters a broad set of marketable skills for careers in many industries, including global business, national security, government consulting, and international law.

Optimized for working adults who need to balance classes with jobs, families, and other responsibilities, this online social sciences degree offers maximum flexibility, minimum hassle, and excellent academics.

An adult education leader since 1971, Excelsior lowers barriers to degree completion for working adults. Our online social science degree enables you to take classes wherever and whenever convenient for you. In addition:

  • Excelsior's generous credit-transfer policies give you a head start toward a degree, by maximizing the value of your previously earned college credits.
  • You can receive academic credit for many types of military education, professional training, and work experience.
  • You'll save money via Excelsior's budget-friendly tuition, low student fees, and flexible payment option. (Visit our tuition page to find out how much you can save.)
  • Our excellent team of academic advisors will provide you personalized support from start to finish.

Convenience and Flexibility in an Online Social Sciences Degree

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Learn more about the MSCHE accreditation and programs specialized accreditations on our accreditation page.)

Our social science degree meets the same high academic standards that govern on-campus programs. You'll study with first-rate faculty who have years of practical experience in the field of international relations. And Excelsior's advanced online tools will allow you to interact regularly with faculty and other students.

With the international relations concentration, you can acquire a strong foundation for a wide range of careers, while developing a versatile skill set that you can market in almost any industry.

Minimum of 120 credits: 60 credits (21 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 60 credits (9 in upper level) in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both. Concentration: minimum of 33 credits, with at least 18 at the upper level including a 3 credit capstone course and a minimum 2.0 GPA required. See the degree requirements in chart form.

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