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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1168 (BCR) Dayton, OH, United States
The International Studies major at Wright State University offers students the opportunity to study international politics, economics, culture, and society. The major combines intensive study of a foreign language with an interdisciplinary curriculum of study chosen by a student in consultation with a faculty advisor.
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The International Studies major at Wright State University consists of three parts: three years of study of one foreign language; the major core courses, which include introductory work in art history, economics, geography, history, political science, religion, and women, gender, and sexuality studies; and work in a specialized concentration.

Study abroad opportunities in Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, and elsewhere are available through the University Studies Abroad Consortium, of which Wright State is a member. Study abroad and cultural exchange can be arranged through the University Center for International Education, E190 Student Union.

Although studying abroad is not a requirement for an International Studies degree, students will find that it will greatly enrich their educational experience, as will exposure to a foreign culture and peoples. In order to have adequate language preparation, students interested in studying abroad should design their course of study well in advance of their trip.


Students interested in careers in government, international business, teaching, or journalism should contact the director of the International Studies major. The major program also provides sound preparation for students interested in graduate work in law, the humanities, or the social sciences.

Learning Outcomes:

All graduates with a B.A. in International Studies will be:

  • Proficient in a second language (passing two 3000-level foreign language courses, or equivalent).
  • Skilled writers, able to analyze and explain how cultural, historical, political, and economic forces affect international relations.
  • More informed global citizens.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Wright State University has a rolling admissions policy. Typically the admissions application deadline for each semester is the week before classes start.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • Themes in Visual Culture
  • Economics Systems of the Global South
  • Nonwestern Religions
  • Global Encounters
  • World Regional Geography
  • International Politics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Students can be admitted into the International Studies major after completing ENG 1100 or ENG 1140 with a grade of C or by completing at least two other Wright State Core courses taught by the college with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • To apply to Wright State University, you must have earned a certificate of completion from a secondary education school that would allow you to attend university in your home country. You should have studied mathematics and science subjects at the secondary level.

Complete the Wright State application process by submitting:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • Official high school transcript including senior schedule

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9690 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9690 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4981 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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