B.A. International Studies: International Relations
Hawai’i has long been known as the crossroads of the Pacific—a central and multicultural gathering place for people from East and West to work and study. The International Studies degree program reflects the unique nature of these islands as an intellectually, politically and culturally rich hub, and as a place for building opportunities for dialogue and understanding.
Our program is offered through a partnership between the School of Humanities, Arts, and Design which offers the International Relations concentration, and the School of Business and Communication, which offers the International Business concentration.
International Relations students are interested in studying political interactions, structures, processes and figures, and are encouraged to pursue their own academic passions as they craft an individualized course of study. Areas of specializations include history, diplomacy, human rights and the environment, and courses offered cover everything from social justice to commerce.
The International Studies degree prepares students for graduate level work in a number of disciplines as well as careers in government, diplomacy, and international affairs. To help set students up for success, the program offers robust academic advising, internship opportunities and world-class experiential learning programs, including the Hogan Entrepreneurs Program.
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields. They believe in the power of personal experience—stressing mentorship, collaboration and project-based learning inside and outside the classroom.
Chaminade University of Honolulu is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.