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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, SC, United States
Multinational. Multicultural. Multilingual. Our world is diverse and interdependent. Baldwin Wallace University's International Studies program prepares you for success in an increasingly global society where political, economic and cultural insights can enhance career opportunity.
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An interdisciplinary major, International Studies at the Baldwin Wallace University is a rigorous program that combines strong academics with enriching experiential learning.

Comprehensive coursework in international studies combined with courses in sociology, geography, political science, history, economics and other disciplines provides you with a solid foundation for understanding today's global issues. Coursework in Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Arabic or Portuguese builds language competencies and insights into cultural practices and sensitivities, making this an ideal major for those with global interests. International studies offers a flexible format which allows you to customize your coursework and experiential learning to areas of career interest.

Real-world application is integral to the program. Internships build valuable networking contacts and proficiencies. An interdisciplinary introductory course and a capstone seminar synthesize your studies and hone critical thinking, research and communication skills. Study abroad offers outstanding opportunities for year-long, semester or shorter immersion experiences. Service learning and co-curricular activities including Model United Nations, Model African Union and Model NATO conferences complement in-class learning. 

Career Opportunities

  • Diplomacy/Peace Corps
  • Intelligence
  • Federal Air Marshal Service
  • International business
  • Teaching and education
  • National/international civil service
  • Homeland security/customs
  • Travel and tourism

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • International studies is offered as a major and minor focused on understanding global interactions. 
  • The curriculum includes a required introductory course that provides a foundation for elective courses in sociology, geography, political science, history, economics, religion and foreign language. 
  • You are encouraged to study abroad or participate in a related field experience.

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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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Secondary School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report Form
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete the International Student Certification of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 1575 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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