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International Relations and Security Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fairfax, MN, United States
The B.A. in International Relations and Security Studies at University of Lynchburg prepares students for work in the global world, in an increasingly global society and for gaining the ability to respect and understand a variety of culture.
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Overview

The International Relations and Security Studies program offered by University of Lynchburg introduces students in economics, history, political science, religion, and sociology. 

Foreign language study is important, with one 3-credit hour intermediate language course required (beyond the general foreign language requirement). Some international relations and security studies majors choose to minor or double major in a foreign language.

Careers

International relations and security studies majors often work in:

  • Government: Department of Defense, CIA, NSA, congressional staff
  • International business, abroad or in the United States
  • International law
  • Humanitarian non-profit groups
  • Teaching or research

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World Regional Geography 
  • Global Politics
  • International Relations Theory
  • Introduction To International Political Economy 
  • Research Methods In International Relations
  • Security Studies in a Global Context

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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

    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:

    550

    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

  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • Official secondary school/high school transcripts
  • Certificate of Finance
  • Banker’s letter/bank statement
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, teacher, or someone who can speak to your ability to succeed at Lynchburg. 
  • A 250-500 word essay written on one of the following three topics: 1. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you; 2. Discuss an issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you; 3. Explain why you wish to pursue an education in the United States and what goals you have for yourself in taking on this endeavor. 
  • Copy of passport
  • Interview 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20455 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20455 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Virginia

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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