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BA International Relations

Webster University Thailand offers a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, designed to give students a real-world understanding of how differing official roles operate in an increasingly interconnected global environment.

The course promises you an up-to-date curriculum, run by a diverse, engaging faculty with past or ongoing experience working in international organizations, as well as with NGOs and diplomatic missions. Guest speakers from a variety of international bodies add dynamic debate and accelerate learning as you analyze international issues from different perspectives.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Webster University Thailand incorporates field trips to relevant agencies, allowing for greater understanding of how individual organizations operate internationally. Students gain up-close experience of how global affairs play out in practice; exploring the realities of the theories they discover during their studies and the practicalities involved.

Webster University Thailand is an ideal environment and destination to study a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. The campus is situated at the heart of Southeast Asia, a vibrant, multi-cultural, and diverse country, in the hub of Southeast Asia and the ASEAN Economic Community. Students enroll from many countries around the world, sharing ideas and cultural views with each other. Webster University Thailand is a truly international setting.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key subfields and theories of international relations as a discipline.
  • Identify major actors and institutions of international relations and know their functions.
  • Analyze international issues from perspectives other than their own.
  • Display familiarity with foreign cultures and languages.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 42 required credit hours with the Department of History, Politics, & International Relations
  • Study abroad residency requirement of at least one term (eight weeks) outside the United States
  • 12 international language credit hours (or advanced proficiency)
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours
  • Electives

Courses completed with a grade of D+ or below do not count toward fulfilling the specific course requirements of the major.

Students are required to complete 42 credit hours within the department, including methods, a research requirement (fulfilled by taking the seminar, Bachelor thesis, or a designated upper-division course) and senior overview.

A minimum of 18 credit hours of international relations at Webster University is required.

At least 12 credit hours of upper-level (3000 or above) coursework in the department with an international focus must be completed in addition to methods and overview. Note: In Leiden, Geneva, Athens, Thailand and Ghana, the research requirement and overview is satisfied by the seminar course (INTL 4600).

To satisfy the study abroad residency, students may study at one of Webster University’s international campuses or at an approved alternative location. International students who have lived outside of the country of their home campus are exempt from this requirement.

Students are required to have significant international language experience. This requirement can be met by completing the full elementary and intermediary sequence in a single foreign language (usually consisting of four 3-credit hour sequential courses), completing a 3000 or 4000 level course in a foreign language with a grade of C- or better, or by passing an advanced-level proficiency examination. This requirement will be waived for students whose native language is not English and who are studying in English. Their mastery of English as a second language fulfills the requirement.


All programs are HLC (Higher Learning Commission, USA) accredited. Students will receive a diploma from USA upon graduation.