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International Relations, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
The International Relations major offers courses to open doors around the world. Learn why nations go to war or make treaties and why nations disintegrate into civil war or several states. Investigate international economic links that affect life on a daily basis. 
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Study different political systems. A career in international relations can expand opportunities to travel to places like Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Venice, Sâo Paulo, Nairobi, or London and experience other cultures.

The major in International Relations requires 37 semester hours of work. It is preferable that minors and electives be in foreign languages, humanities, or social science offerings that significantly contribute to an understanding of economic, geographical, historical, and cultural factors in international relations or in areas that provide students with substantive skills related to a professional environment such as business and computer science. Graduates of the International Relations program can be found all over the globe; examples include

  • City development managers
  • Combat engineers
  • Diplomats
  • Educators
  • Equal employment opportunity coordinators
  • Government employees
  • Import company representatives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses inlcude:
  • PS 3210 - International Relations
  • PS 3220 - Comparative Politics
  • PS 3250 - Public Administration
  • PS 3270 - NGOs and Non-Profits
  • PS 3320 - Public Opinion
  • PS 3330 - Political Parties
  • PS 3340 - Political Campaign Management.
  • PS 3350 - Interest Groups and Social Change
  • PS 3370 - American Constitutional Law
  • PS 3380 - American Constitutional Law
  • PS 3400 - Municipal Government
  • PS 3420 - African American Politics
  • PS 3440 - Governmental Budgeting and Finance Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements

  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1078 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1078 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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