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International Relations, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chico, CA, United States
The mission of the International Relations program at California State University Chico is to develop and enhance in students an understanding and appreciation of the emerging problems, diversity, and interdependence of the global arena.
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Overview

The International Relations program at California State University Chico Goals:

  • Graduates who have developed a world view centered on an awareness of the diversity of perspectives and life experiences that structure the global political, social, and economic environment.
  • Graduates who recognize how the diverse universe of opinions and experiences relates to and impacts the American experience.
  • Graduates who can obtain or enhance professional careers in which advanced descriptive and analytic skills and a high level of knowledge of global concepts, theories, institutions, methods, and processes.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students can describe the basic facts and concepts of international relations and can relate these to contemporary global issues.
  • Students can apply academic theories and concepts of international relations to practical issues and problems in the world around them.
  • Students can demonstrate appropriate analytical and research skills, including quantitative reasoning, to the study of international relations.
  • Students can read, speak, and write a foreign language at least through the intermediate level.

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 included:

  • Introduction to International Relations 
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  •  Introduction to Research Methods 
  •  War and Conflict
  • International Organizations and NGOs
  •  Comparative Political Behavior
  • Comparative Political Institutions
  • Origins of Western Political Thought
  • Capstone in Comparative Politics and International Relations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    47

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
  • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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