Discover, Understand and Analyze Our Complex World
Webster University’s Department of History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies prepares our students with the insight, knowledge and perspectives necessary for global citizenship. Bridging the humanities and social sciences, we offer complimentary areas of specialization in the majors of history, political science, international relations and individualized majors in religious studies.
Moving to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
When the College of Arts and Sciences branches into two new innovative and collaborative colleges this June, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) will house Webster’s core humanities and social science programs and provide students and faculty members with greater opportunities to collaborate.
Multiple subjects, interconnected.
Benefit from our interdisciplinary department by engaging with history, political science, international relations, human rights and religious studies faculty. Become fearless and perceptive readers, vivid and effective writers, critically thinking problem solvers and well-informed citizens of the world.
Find resources for success within the Department of History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies at Webster University.
Read our department faculty members' biographies, selected publications and contact information.
Explore our degree and certificate offerings
Our programs offer over 20 different undergraduate and graduate majors, minors and certificates that meet your academic and professional goals.
Undergraduate degree offerings include:
- Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in History
- Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Major in Religious Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
- Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with An Emphasis in International Economics
- Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with An Emphasis in Migration and Refugee Studies (Available only in Geneva)
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with An Emphasis in Public Law
- Bachelor of Arts in Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Major
- Preprofessional: Pre-Law
Undergraduate minors are also available in each program:
The International Relations program offers multiple graduate degree options and specialities, including a combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts:
Certificate options include:
- Undergraduate Certificate in Migration and Refugee Studies (Available only in Geneva)
- Graduate Certificate in International and Regional Security (Available online and at Athens and Geneva)
- Graduate Certificate in International Development (Available only in Geneva)
- Graduate Certificate in International and Nongovernmental Organizations (Available in Leiden and Geneva)
Take Your Education Abroad
With campuses spanning four continents and students from 138 countries, our University’s reach and impact are unparalleled. Whether you’re a four-year undergraduate or balancing a career and master’s degree, study abroad experiences are accessible to all.
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