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Applied Diplomacy (BA)

DePaul’s undergraduate program in Applied Diplomacy embraces both traditional and non-traditional approaches to the field. Guided by a profoundly interdisciplinary faculty, undergraduate students have the opportunity to learn about how the work of 21st century diplomacy is informed by the contributions of multiple voices and perspectives through the eyes of both scholars and practitioners.

Applying an intellectual understanding of the field of diplomacy to the concrete work of building bridges across boundaries of difference is the focus of the program. Students will gain a foundational understanding of the theory and practice of diplomacy in order to engage real-world challenges posed by social and political factionalization, conflict and competing interpretations of individual responsibility, civic duty and national identity.

The BA offers students the opportunity to choose among ten concentrations in preparation for pursuing a variety of vocational paths. Each concentration is rooted in core courses that provide majors with a shared foundation on which to build their areas of specialization.


Sample Courses:

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Human Right: Promises and Problematics
  • Arms, Security and War
  • Transcending Coexistence: Truth, Justice and Reconciliation
  • U.S. - Africa Relations
  • Religion, Nationalism and Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • The United Nations and World Problems

Program Concentrations:

  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Diplomacy and International Political Economy
  • History of Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy and Critical Theory
  • Urban Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy, Culture and Identity
  • Diplomacy, NGOs and Peacebuilding
  • Diplomacy and the Arts
  • Diplomacy and International Law
  • Diplomacy and Religion

Major Requirements Concentration Requirements