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International Relations, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New London, CT, United States
Becoming a global citizen is an essential part of being a Connecticut College student. As an international relations major, you will have the tools to understand and tackle critical problems like terrorism, ethnic strife and global warming. The International Relations program is offered at Connecticut College.
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Overview

International opportunities and study abroad

Most International Relations majors study abroad for a semester. Some take advantage of a semester-long Study Away Teach Away (SATA) program at Connecticut College, in which a small group of students and one or two Connecticut College professors go abroad together. Other opportunities include a College-funded summer internship abroad or a one- to three-week trip for a specific course. In the past, students have explored renewable energy in Spain, pollution in Martinique, and the issues of race and ethnicity across borders.

Special opportunities

Many international relations majors choose to double major, often in economics, history or a foreign language. You can also choose an Integrative Pathway, such as Global Capitalism or Peace and Conflict, or pursue a certificate from one of the College's interdisciplinary academic centers, which allow you to enhance your major with one of four concentrations: international studies, environmental studies, art and technology or public policy and community action.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • International Politics
  • Human Rights In World Politics
  • United Nations Peacekeeping
  • Nationalism and ethnic conflict in Europe

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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

  • Common Application
  • School report: includes (1) college counselor recommendation, (2) official secondary school transcript with first term (quarter or trimester) grades for the current academic year and (3) mid-year report with updated grades as soon as they are available
  • Two academic teacher recommendations (preferably from junior or senior year)
  • Common Application Early Decision Agreement Form for EDI & EDII applicants (signed by ED applicant, college counselor and parent or legal guardian) submitted via your Common Application account
  • If English is not your native language: the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE is required.
  • All non-US citizens must submit a Certification of Finances for International Students (pdf)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New London

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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