DePaul’s undergraduate program in Applied Diplomacy embraces both traditional and non-traditional approaches to the field. Guided by a richly interdisciplinary faculty, undergraduate students learn how the work of 21st century diplomacy is informed by multiple voices and perspectives, gain a firm intellectual understanding of the field, and apply those lessons to the concrete work of building bridges across boundaries of difference. The insights of both scholars and practitioners allow students to powerfully engage real-world challenges posed by social and political factionalization and conflict, as well as competing interpretations of individual responsibility, civic duty and national identity.
The BA offers ten concentrations through which students will prepare for a variety of vocational paths:
- Diplomacy and International Relations
- Diplomacy and International Political Economy
- Urban Diplomacy
- Diplomacy, Non-Governmental Organizations and Peacebuilding
- Diplomacy, Culture and Identity
- Diplomacy and the Arts
- Diplomacy and Critical Theory
- Diplomacy and Religion
- Diplomacy and International Law
- History of Diplomacy
Regardless of concentration, a wide variety of internships, community-based courses, and study abroad programs will deepen students’ understanding of the practice of diplomacy, and build the experience and networks necessary to make a difference.