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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, WI,
The term global village and many other concepts like it have been tossed around since the mid-20th century. In recent years, communication between nations, cultures, and communities have increased exponentially. We are connected to each other in more ways and more often than ever before -- and there is still so much to learn. 

About

Parkside's International Studies Program combines courses from various departments to create a broad, interdisciplinary program. Student's majoring will study a variety of interesting topics and have the opportunity to participate in several of our study abroad programs, often led by our very own faculty.

The International Studies program recognizes that studying abroad, working abroad or doing an internship abroad are excellent complements to the major, minor, or certificate programs and can be a rewarding and life-changing experience for any student. Incorporating study abroad into a student’s college experience enhances the value of any academic program. UW-Parkside faculty-led programs, UW-System study abroad programs, and affiliated study abroad programs, once approved, can count toward elective credits in the International Studies major. Study abroad programs can be week-, semester-, or year-long programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics 
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Contemporary Human Geography
  • Introduction to Geography-World Regions
  • Fundamentals of Global Climate Change
  • Western Civilization I: Antiquity to 1300
  • World History I: Antiquity to 1450
  • World History II: 1300-1800 
  • World History III: 1800 to the Present
  • Introduction to the Humanities-World Cultures to 1500
  • Introduction to Humanities-World Cultures 1500-Present
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Asia
  • Introduction to Sociology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the UW System Online Application.
  • Submit application fee.
  • Submit official high school transcript, GED scores, or HSED.
  • Submit official transcripts from any colleges and/or universities ever attended.
  • Submit ACT or SAT scores if under 21 years of age on September 1 year of enrollment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15378 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15378 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7389 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7389 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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