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International :30 Nov 

BA International Studies - Economics

Catalog id : IS26
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

13672 USD
13672 USD

Application fee

International 70 USD
National 70 USD
Department of International Studies
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
SAT (avg)1350
ACT (avg)30

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About this course

The International Studies major provides students with both a firm grounding in a discipline and the flexibility to explore alternative perspectives. The focus chosen by each student contains the disciplinary foundations of the major. This is complemented with three required electives taken in departments outside that of the student’s chosen primary track. International Studies majors also complete two core courses that serve as gateways to the multi-disciplinary approach and to central international and comparative issues that cut across the ISP curriculum. Among the topics are cultural boundaries and identities, economic and social development, international and regional integration and their effects, the evolution of political and social institutions, and forms of communication and language. A required capstone seminar permits the completion of a research paper in close association with a member of the faculty.

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Eligibility Criteria

Students with equal to or more than 1350 in the SAT are eligible to apply. 

ACT scores can also be used as eligibility. 30 is the score as eligibility for admission.

TOEFL score of 83 is minimum for admission.

IELTS score of 7 in Internet Based Test is minimum for eligibility.

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Course Modules

  • MATH 10A-B-C or MATH 20A-B-C
  • ECON 1. Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2. Market Imperfections & Policy
  • ECON 3. Principles of Macroeconomics
  • INTL 101. Culture and Society in International Perspective
  • INTL 102. Economics, Politics, and International Change
  • INTL 190. Seminar in International Studies
  • ECON 101. International Trade
  • ECON 102. Globalization
  • ECON 103. International Monetary Relations
  • ECON 116. Economic Development

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How to Apply


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Test scores.

If you're a freshman or sophomore applicant, you'll have to include your scores from the ACT with Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test. (If you're applying for fall, be sure to complete these tests by December). All applicants should report scores for any SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, TOEFL or IELTS exams they have taken.
Annual income for last year and the current year (your parents' if you're a dependent; your income if you're independent). This is optional unless you're applying for an application fee waiver or for the Educational Opportunity Program.

Social Security number, if you have one.

We use this to match your application to things like your test score report, final transcript(s) and, if you're applying for financial aid, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Citizenship status.

You must enter your country of citizenship (or "No Selection"). If your country of citizenship is outside the United States, you'll need to provide your immigration status and your visa type.

California Statewide Student ID (optional)

Each K-12 student in California public schools is assigned an ID number. If it's not printed on your transcript, ask your counselor or registrar.

Credit card.

If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail your payment.

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