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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, MI,
This program combines foreign language and cultural studies with a thorough grounding in a professional area such as business and management, economics, computer information science, communication, or political science. The major is designed to prepare students for careers in international relations and business or other fields with an international dimension. 


The major consists of three components at the upper level:

  • Foreign Language and Cultural Component (18 credit hours upper level plus lower level prerequisites) devoted to foreign language, culture, and civilization (including optional study abroad). Languages: Arabic, French, German, Spanish.
  • Professional Component (generally 15 credit hours upper level plus lower level prerequisites) devoted to the basic skills of art administration (museum studies), business and management, communications, computer and information science, economics, engineering, environmental studies, journalism and screen studies, natural sciences, or political science (international affairs).
  • Cognates (9 credit hours upper level) devoted to studies (and optional internship experiences) which will provide the larger international context and additional useful skills to coordinate the subjects of Components I and II.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted until the first day of class each semester. To receive full consideration for various freshman scholarships, apply by December 15. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • American Art
  • American Photography
  • Art of Japan
  • Art&Arch in Early Ren Florence
  • Arts of Asia
  • City of Ancient Rome
  • Collage, Montage, Assemblage
  • Contemporary Art
  • Earl Mod Jpn Paint&Wood Prnts
  • Early Chinese Art and Archaeol
  • Early Med and Romanesque Art
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Statistics
  • Greek Architecture
  • Greek Art
  • High Renaissance and Mannerism
  • History of Western Architect
  • Impressionism and Post-Impress
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intro Comparative Government
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Islamic Architecture
  • Islamic Decorative Arts
  • Italian Renaissance Sculpture
  • MATH 113 or MATH 115 can be substituted.
  • Modern Architecture
  • Museum Practice Seminar I
  • Myth & Ritual in Classical Art
  • Northern Baroque Art
  • Northern Renaissance Art
  • Picasso
  • Prin: Macroeconomics
  • Prin: Microeconomics
  • Rembrandt
  • Renaissance and Baroque Rome
  • Roman Art
  • Roman Art and Memory
  • Southern Baroque Art
  • The 14th Century
  • The Arts & Culture of Detroit
  • The Modern Print

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Freshmen who have attended secondary school abroad are expected to meet the same general admissions requirements as U.S. students.   

Academic performance in high school

  • Successful completion of secondary school program before enrollment at UM-Dearborn
  • Solid preparation in the traditional academic college-preparatory subjects is required (English, math, science, social studies), by pursuing a general academic (non-vocational) program of study - see specific requirements by country
  • Trend of grades and mix of academic courses will be considered

SAT and/or ACT test scores

  • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision

Language proficiency test (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    105 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 105 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities.  

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.

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