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International Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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It combines study in economics, history and political science with a concentration in one of these fields, along with the study of world geography and a foreign language beyond the College’s general education requirement. The program takes an explicitly interdisciplinary approach, which is intended to instill in students the core knowledge shared by international studies scholars and professionals.

Students graduating with a major in international studies will be capable of critical thought and writing in the professional style of the discipline. Majors will also develop skills such as research fundamentals, analysis, and collection and interpretation of empirical data. These skills enable graduates to relate their international interests to a broad range of careers including government, international business, international law, nonprofit organizations and teaching. Graduates will also be well-prepared to undertake graduate studies in related disciplines such as international relations, public policy, law and business.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • World Geography
  • The Modern World Since 1550
  • The World Since 1900
  • Seminar in International Studies
  • American Government in Comparative Perspective 
  • Principles of Microeconomics 
  • Economics of International Finance
  • International Trade
  • Economics of Development and Growth
  • Country and Area Studies in Economics 
  • Comparative Economic Systems 
  • Modern Latin America, 1800 to the Present 
  • The Making of Modern Europe, 1750 to 1914 
  • Modern Europe since 1914 
  • History of Modern China
  • Modern East Asia 
  • Cities of the Middle East 
  • Britain Since 1815 
  • East-Central Europe : From Monarchy to the European Union 
  • Japan: History through Literature 
  • History of the Ottoman Empire 
  • History of U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Vietnam and the United States 
  • World Politics 
  • American Foreign Policy 
  • Comparative Foreign Policy
  • International Law and Organizations
  • International Security

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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    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.

General Requirements

  • The official undergraduate application for admission.
  • The admissions committee considers each student’s academic record, writing sample and recommendations, if applicable. Depending on the Admission Type to which you applied - Early Action or Regular Decision - applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and decisions announced at the respective notification date
  • Each confirmed student is required to provide a final high school transcript after graduation prior to the first day of class in the fall semester of admission.
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance coverage.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Saint Paul

    • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
      Living Costs

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