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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cortland, NY, United States
Put the world at your doorstep with a degree in International Studies from Suny Cortland . The knowledge you’ll gain of other people and cultures will be an asset for work in your globally interdependent world. Our graduates work in international business and law, with government agencies and non-governmental organizations, with international organizations or in international academic centers.
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Overview

The International Studies (IST) major at Suny Cortland is a unique global studies approach to understanding the international world in the context of a liberal arts education. 

The interdisciplinary nature of the major provides students with knowledge of the historic and contemporary development of the international system as well as the opportunity to choose the direction of their study of particular aspects of the global social, economic and political structure from disciplinary or geographical vantage points

Career Potential

  • International business or law
  • International organizations such as U.N., World Bank, IMF
  • Non-governmental organizations such as Peace Corps, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch
  • State Department, Department of Commerce, CIA
  • International programs offices at universities
  • Graduate schools
  • Social studies teacher for grades 7-12 in U.S. or international schools

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Culture through Film
  • Special Topics in International Studies
  • Introduction to the Model UN
  • Foundations of the International System
  • Global Connections Teaching Assistant
  • The Making of the Modern World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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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General Requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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