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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pensacola, FL, United States
International Studies from University of West Florida is an interdisciplinary major designed to foster understanding and analysis of world issues. Major coursework provides a broad introduction to the world emphasizing culture, history, politics, geography and economics. 
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Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are developed through the curriculum of study of this International Studies from University of West Florida, as contextual knowledge is gained and contemporary problems examined. There are five International Studies tracks: Generalist, Security and Diplomacy, International Business and Economics, Cultural Affairs, and Area Studies. In the Generalist track, students take a broad spectrum of courses relating to their major.  

Program highlights

In the Security and Diplomacy track, students focus on political science, international relations, studies of conflict and war, diplomatic relations, international law and organizations, military issues, democratization, and politics in specific countries. In the International Business and Economics track, students focus on international trade, development, business and economics. 

In the Cultural Affairs track, students emphasize history, anthropology, geography, world languages, and humanities of countries outside of the United States. In the Area Studies track, students pay particular attention to one region of the world, such as Europe, Latin America, or Asia. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Causes of War 
  • Analyzing Issues in International Politics 
  • Analyzing Issues in American Politics 
  • Political Science Research Methods 
  • Origins of Civilization 
  • Peoples and Cultures of the World 
  • Political Economy 
  • Principles of Economic Theory and Public Policy 
  • Cultural Geography 
  • Geography of World Affairs 

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.

General Requirements

  • International Graduate Application and Application Fee
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Official Credential Evaluation
  • English Proficiency Test
  • Graduate Admission Test Scores
  • Immigration Requirements
  • Health Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 648 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    218 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 218 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pensacola

  • 892 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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