Take the inside-track to a career that prepares you for an interconnected global economy. You'll gain cross-cultural leadership skills in negotiation, analysis, and advocacy with an international relations degree.
At Widener, you'll master the skills to analyze and assess political and economic relations on a global level. In the classroom you'll find yourself culturally immersed through simulations and training in foreign language.
You'll gain additional skills and experience through:
Co-curricular trips to Widener's international partners
Our focus on leadership development means you'll gain qualities and skills that will set you apart from others in the international relations field. You can tailor your degree to personal interests to prepare yourself for long-term success. Building confidence and leadership skills is just the beginning of what this degree will do for you.
We believe experiential learning should be at the core of any degree. That's why you'll take a hands-on approach to international relations by applying what you learn inside the classroom to unique and innovative activities outside of formal classes.
With a variety of clubs and organizations on-campus you'll have multiple opportunities to lead and participate in politics and community engagement.
You'll take your knowledge of foreign governments and current events to participate in EuroSim. This European Union simulation is held in alternative years in Europe and the United States.
Small, interactive classes deepen your learning, and create a community of faculty, staff, and students. You'll have opportunities to work on unique research, get one-on-one advice, and regularly meet with a faculty mentor. Before long, your professors and classmates will feel like a second family.
International relations majors have the opportunity to join various clubs and organizations across and outside of campus to expand their network, including the Amnesty International clubs, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and many more.
"Our students care about furthering positive outcomes in society. My goal in the classroom is to help them do this by building managerial and leadership skills that improve work performance in the near term and aid career advancement."
"My attraction to Widener came from the culture and practices of the departments I teach in. I immediately felt at home with the benefits of the small class sizes, which create a department culture that truly emphasizes an open-door policy, student-faculty collaborative research, and a significant interaction between students and professors."
Finding the right university can be a challenge. With one-on-one guidance from advisors and faculty, students who transfer to Widener find the right degree path, career mentorships and a second home with the Pride.
These trilingual Widener graduates have tapped into language programs and international clubs and services to help secure internships and other opportunities that will give them an advantage on the job market.
When comparing costs, we encourage you to look beyond sticker price. Because Widener is a private institution, we’re able to offer financial assistance that brings our exceptional education within reach.
Our financial aid team takes the guessing game out of applying for financial aid. To determine your financial aid package, including scholarships and grants, apply and complete the financial aid process. You might be surprised at how much we can offer in assistance.
Next steps to apply
Applying online has never been easier—and it’s free! We also accept the Common Application. Take the next step toward joining the Widener Pride.