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International Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (BCR) Waco, TX, United States
International Studies is an interdisciplinary major at Baylor University administered by the Department of Political Science.
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Overview

Students in the International Studies program at Baylor University learn about the social, political and economic issues confronting the international environment. Students also learn about regions of the world. The major includes extensive studies in a language of the student's choosing. 

Students interested in international studies and politics have the option of participating in competitions including Model United Nations, Model Organization of American States and Undergraduate Moot Court. These competitions give students an opportunity to witness and practice what they learn in the classroom.

Study abroad is recommended for all International Studies majors. This opportunity allows for a deeper understanding of their studies and the opportunity to use their foreign language skills. For information on all Baylor's study abroad programs, visit the Study Abroad webpage.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of International Politics
  • Power Morality and International Relations
  • International Political Economics
  • Making American Foreign Policy
  • Causes of War

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts can be mailed from your high school in a sealed and signed envelope or sent digitally through a secure electronic source (Slate.org, Parchment, CommonApp, or TRex). 
  • Applicants from schools with external exams or leaving certificates should have their exams or certificates submitted to Baylor directly from the testing agency (IGCSE, GCE, WAEC, CBSE, IB, etc.).
  • Students applying from secondary schools outside of the U.S. are not required to submit standardized test scores for admission to Baylor;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22272 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22272 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waco

  • 857 - 1590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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