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Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences (International Relations concentration)

Bachelor's in Social Sciences (International Relations)

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 sciences 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.
  • Our excellent team of academic advisors will provide you personalized support from start to finish.

Convenience and Flexibility in an Online Social Sciences Degree

Our social sciences 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.

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BS in Social Sciences Credit Requirements

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.

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Catalog: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Liberal Arts Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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