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International Studies (International Economics emphasis), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The mission of the International Studies Program is to graduate majors and minors with the knowledge and skills necessary to launch them on careers and/or graduate school in a globalized world. The major’s strength and uniqueness in the university lies in its multi-disciplinarity and flexibility. 
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Upon completion of the International Studies- Economics major, students will meet the following student learning outcomes:

  • [Knowledge of human cultures] Demonstrate a broad knowledge of international political, geographic, economic, social, and cultural issues.
  • [Intercultural knowledge and competence, Global engagement] Demonstrate intercultural knowledge and competence gained through an academic education abroad experience.
  • [Inquiry and analysis] Demonstrate competence in inquiry and analysis in area of emphasis through the successful completion of at least 12 credits of 300- or 400-level courses in economics.
  • [Written communication] Communicate effectively in writing.
  • [Oral communication] Demonstrate competence in public speaking.
  • [Intercultural competence and knowledge] Demonstrate written and oral proficiency in a foreign language by successfully completing at least two years of courses in a single language.
  • [Critical and creative thinking] Demonstrate critical thinking skills

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • literature from the middle east 
  • introduction to Islamic civilizations 
  • survey of African history: pre-history to contemporary Africa 
  • atlantic history 
  • empires & invasions in the pre-modern middle east: 500-1500
  • modernization in the middle east 
  • arab-israeli conflict, 1900-present
  • modern Africa 
  • African women's history from 1800 to the 1970s 
  • politics of development
  • government and politics of africa
  • government and politics in the middle east
  • contemporary Islamic thought and practice
  • African women's history from 1800 to the 1970s 
  • contemporary japanese society
  • contemporary chinese society
  • geography of south and southeast Asia 
  • geography of east Asia 
  • modern China
  • contemporary French society
  • Comparative economic systems
  • History of economic thought
  • Issues in international relations

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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General Requirements

  • Online application (Submit application first and then send the supporting documents. That would facilitate the processing of all the materials)
  • Academic Records (If your academic record is not issued in English, we will require physical copies of the official English translation in a sealed envelope. We do not accept translations done by the applicants themselves)
  • English Language Scores
  • Financial Documents
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7662 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Minnesota Resident: $8,180 
  • Discount for nonresident students whose parent or grandparent received a degree from UW-Whitewater: $12,517 

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Nonresident students are automatically eligible for scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 per year, based on ACT/SAT scores, high school course rigor, class rank and grade point average, and the college application statement. Students will be notified at point of admission regarding these merit-based awards.

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