bachelor of arts major in diplomacy and international affairs


bachelor of arts major in diplomacy and international affairs


The Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs program makes aspiring diplomats competent in servicing foreign affairs offices and related institutions, either in the public sector or civil society. In this program, you will learn and understand the concepts, theories and laws involved in international relations and how these are applied in the practice of diplomacy, with national development as frame of reference. You will also learn how to appreciate a culture of research for informed decision-making, problem-solving, and policy-making. You can take AB-DIA as a pre-law program.


Policy Officer/Analyst, Programme/Project, Manager Legal Officer, Migration Officer, Political Economist, Political Scientist, Protocol Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Researcher, Academician, Diplomat, Civil Servant, Conference Organizer, Consular Officer, Development Worker, Foreign Affairs Officer, Human Rights Advocate, Social Scientist, Trade Specialist/Analyst

diplomacy sets the global pace

This course is for you if you want to travel and help address the issues that affect the world. You will learn to:

  • apply evidence-based advocacy in the formulation of various programs in international relations;
  • analyze the different foreign policies, international norms and agreements and its implications to the country;
  • develop conflict management and resolution skills; and
  • apply high ethical values for foreign service (guided by the Lasallian Core Values).

for the future guardians and movers of the world

The School of Diplomacy and Governance (SDG) is one of the latest additions to the learner-centered and industry-focused schools within the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. SDG was created to respond to the changing times, brought about by Globalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Benildean-Lasallian way.

we lay the foundations of servant-leaders

Former career ambassadors assigned in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe make up half of our faculty. Some are also still active in the field of diplomacy and international relations as consultants, examiners, policy advisers and the like.

Faculty members are required to undergo a number of trainings or workshops on online teaching, inclusion, teaching methodologies, and classroom management. Further, they are also assigned to serve as Research Coordinator, Thesis Adviser, Practicum Coordinator, or Academic Adviser to facilitate student formation and learning.

co-curricular and extra-curricular activities

Simulation Workshops

  • Benilde Model United Nations
  • Diplomatic League Global Summit
  • Harvard World Model United Nations
  • National Model United Nations
  • Open Trade Asia Negotiations Simulation
  • POSIBLE: An SDG Youth Action Building Workshop

Research Conferences / Colloquia

  • SDG Research Colloquium Annual
  • Annual Conference on the Muslim World
  • Philippine Society for Public Administration
  • Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations

Immersion Programs

  • The WGI Global Leadership Program
  • Strasbourg Immersion Program
  • Spain Immersion Program
  • Chinese Summer Camp


Student Organizations

  • LEADers in Diplomacy
  • Central Student Government-SDG

our global partners widen our reach

SDG reaffirms its dedication to diversifying learning opportunities for students by actively seeking, engaging, and collaborating with partner organizations in various part of the globe.

Benilde Center for Admissions
2544 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines 1004
Facebook: DLS-CSB Admissions Center

For admissions-related inquiries, contact us at (63) 2 8230 5100 local 1801 or Viber us: 09452788877 (Ms. Claire) / 09496683082 (Mr. Paulo) / 09452785612 (Ms. Lhor)

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