B.A. On Campus

International Relations

San Francisco State University

48 months
7440 USD/year
7440 USD/year
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The International Relations program of San Francisco State University is an interdisciplinary major focusing on the changing political, economic, and cultural relations within a globalized system.


The International Relations program of San Francisco State University explores how global, regional, and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage. Students are prepared for future careers, civic engagement, and life-long learning with strong analytical, writing, research and presentation skills steeped in theory, history, and practice. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations have three objectives:

  • To impart knowledge of basic concepts, theories and methods in international relations
  • To develop in each student at least one area of special individual competence in international relations
  • To train students in research, writing, analytical, and presentation/communication skills

Career paths

Employment possibilities for graduates in international relations exist in business, government, electronic and print journalism, teaching, and private international service (e.g., U.N. Association, Red Cross, etc.). Students completing a degree find it excellent preparation for entry into highly competitive programs of advanced study or work abroad in areas of special interest or knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to World Affairs
  • Fundamentals of International Relations: Theories, Issues, and Perspectives
  • International Relations: Analysis and Application
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Introduction to International Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit the CSU Application
  • Students will be required to submit official, original or certified/attested copies of all original academic documents in the original language of issue
  • Applicants who are presently attending a college or university in the United States must, in addition to their international records, submit official transcripts of all work completed and in progress
  • Applicants must be qualified to enter a university in their home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school
  • All applicants for admission to the University must pay a $55.00 application fee
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7440 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7440 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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