Concentrations

American University’s School of International Service is dedicated to developing leaders who are prepared to drive real change in global communities. Along with learning key concepts of intercultural communication and development, International Relations Online students select one of the specified concentrations of study, which serves to advance their expertise in a specialized field.

Global Security and Conflict Resolution

Designed for students looking to pursue a career in preventing, managing, and resolving conflict, this concentration focuses on both the theoretical and practical causes and consequences of conflict, violence, and war. Learn more about the Global Security and Conflict Resolution concentration.

Sustainable International Development

With a focus on some of the biggest challenges facing underserved communities, such as poverty, inequality, the environment, and health care, this concentration is designed for students interested in actively helping to improve quality of life and public awareness in communities around the world. Explore the Sustainable International Development concentration.

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