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International Studies, B.A.

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International Studies is an interdisciplinary major administered by the Department of Political Science. Students learn about the social, political and economic issues confronting the international environment. The International Studies program is offered by Baylor University.

About

In the International Studies program offered by Baylor University, students 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.

Graduates most often continue their studies through graduate or law school. Both routes provide students with the opportunity to pursue international law or teach at the university level.  They also help prepare for work in upper administration for various government agencies. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • 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:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    76

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  • Minimum required score:

    540

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General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcripts: Transcripts or mark sheets must include: years of enrollment, course titles and all marks earned for each course for 6 semesters. 
  • Submission of Documentation
  • Official SAT/ACT Scores
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • Résumé or ZeeMee Profile
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Short Answer Response (required for Single Choice Early Action applicants)

Tuition Fee

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    41194 USD/year
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Living costs for Waco

  • 857 - 1590 USD/month
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Funding

Admitted students are automatically considered for one of four academic scholarships listed below. Applicants who submit application files after February 1 are considered for academic scholarships based on available funding.

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