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Bachelor Degree in International Relations & Diplomacy

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Bachelor Degree in International Relations & Diplomacy

Political and economic problems today transcend international boundaries: Schiller International University’s Bachelor Degree in International Relations & Diplomacy program equips students with the expertise they need in order to pursue a life in government, business, and journalism and at international organizations and law firms, or to continue graduate studies in political science and international relations.

Schiller International University students initially pursue courses of study in liberal arts, in order to give them a thorough foundation in history, economics, political science, and international relations.

In their final two years of study, students will go on to apply their analytical skills to case studies, debates, and on-site visits.

Political and economic problems today invariably transcend national boundaries. This means that the international agenda encompasses scientific, technological, cultural, and humanitarian concerns, as well as the more traditional area of diplomatic activity. Students receive coursework in history, economics, political science, and international relations.

The international relations program equips students with the expertise they need to pursue careers with international organizations, in law, government, business, or journalism, and to move onto graduate programs in political science and international relations if desired.

This degree must be completed at the Madrid, Heidelberg, Paris or Florida campus or on-line (read more)

Start Dates

Thanks to Schiller’s unique monthly-intake system, you can start your education at any time of the year. You don’t have to wait for traditional semester starting dates. Every month there’s a new start at Schiller. 

Academic Calendar

January7th Jan
February3rd Feb
March3rd Mar
April31st Mar
May28th Apr
June26th May
July7th July
August4th August
September1st Sept
October29th Sept
November27th Oct
December24th Nov

Undergraduate Fees

N. of Courses Cost (Euros) Duration
1 course 1 357 € 1 month/3 credits
4 courses 5 428 € 1 academic session/12 credits
10 courses 13 570 € Average academic year
20 courses 27 140 € Full Associate Degree (2 years)
40 courses 54 280 € Full Bachelor Degree (3-4 years)

Undergraduate Fees include cultural activity fee of 40 euros per month

Books and living expenses are not included


Required International Relations & Diplomacy Courses


EC 452 Resources & the Environment 3
EC 457 Economy of Developing Countries 3
IR 331 Modern Diplomacy 3
IR 335 American Foreign Policy 3
IR 341 Concepts of International Relations 3
IR 353 The Political Economy of North-South Relations 3
IR 370 Writing for Foreign Affairs 3
IR 450 Practical Diplomacy 3
IR 481 Selected Topics in International Relations 3
PS 370 American Political System 3

Required International Business Courses


IT 103 Applications of Computers 3
BA 369 Introduction to Sustainable Development 3
BA 370 Business Communication 3
BA 384 Behavioral Aspects 3
BA 401 Human Resources Management 3
BA 437 Multinational Enterprise 3
EC 352 Economic Geography 3
EC 455 International Trade & Finance 3
GEB 1350 Introduction to International Business 3
IR 470 International Economic Policies & Institutions 3

Required General Education Courses


AR 222 Art History 3
ECO 2013 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 2023 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EN 111 English Composition: Expository Writing 3
EN 112 English Composition: Persuasive Writing 3
BA/EN 200 Cross-Cultural Communication 3
EN 373 Public Speaking 3
EN 490 Intercultural Communication 3
HI 225 European History to 1815 3
HI 226 European History: Napoleonic Period to the Present 3
IR 221 Introduction to International Relations 3
MA 172 Applied Mathematics 3
MGF1107 College Math 3
PS 221 Introduction to Political Science 3
PSY 1021 General Psychology 3
SO 137 Science and Society 3

Required Foreign Language Courses


FR 101 Beginning 1 3
FR 102 Beginning 2 3
FR 201 Intermediate 1 3
FR 202 Intermediate 2 3

Total Credits Required: