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International Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
You will master the political, economic, environmental, historic, cultural, and sociological dynamics that drive modern life. And then what? Will you work to alleviate poverty? Promote justice? Protect human rights? Respect the environment?It’s time to get started. The International Studies program is offered by Fordham University.
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Overview

Live, work, and prosper in our rapidly changing world. The International Studies major at Fordham University is as globetrotting, dynamic, interdisciplinary, and intercultural as you aim to be. Our cosmopolitan education is steeped in a higher mission. We prepare you for a life well-lived using your gifts in the service of the world.

About the program

Our program is rigorous—and full of choice. You will complete a specific core of foundational international courses in politics, law, economics, history, and culture, and then choose one of three tracks of specialized study. You’ll combine classroom learning with internships and study abroad.

Our program reflects Fordham’s Jesuit tradition of respect for other cultures, the dignity of each unique person, and the development of the student as a whole person.

That’s why you’ll learn more than international studies here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, literature, mathematics, languages, science, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

International Expertise:
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Economics of Energy
  • Revolution
Regional Expertise:
  • Women in Africa
  • East Asian Cities
  • Education and State in Latin America or
Specialist Expertise:
  • International Human Rights
  • Terrorism and Society
  • Politics of the European Union

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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:

    7

    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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application with essay and $70 application fee
  • Letter of Recommendation from school guidance counselor or secondary school teacher
  • Transcripts, mark sheets or certificates from all secondary schools or high schools attended (Fordham requires transcripts for the last four years of pre-university education) 
  • SAT or ACT Results (SAT code: 2259; ACT code: 2748)
  • Fordham has an SAT/ACT test flexible option for some overseas applicants. Applicants must (1) complete secondary education outside of the USA, and (2) receive one of these credentials:
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma 
    • French Baccalaureate
    • German Abitur 
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
    • Italian Diploma di Esame di Stato (Maturita)
    • Mexican Bachillerato 
    • Singapore Cambridge GCE A levels 
    • South African National Senior Certificate
    • Spanish Bachillerato
    • UK GCE Advanced Levels (3+ required) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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