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B.A. in International Studies

International Studies has a strong track record of placing graduates in exciting careers and graduate programs, including fields such as international affairs and public policy, international business and finance, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academic research and teaching.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall quarter admission
Tuition Fee: $ 45,540
Location: IrvineCAUnited States

Careers of UCI International Studies Alumni:

  • Diplomacy (consular and State Department)
  • U.S. AID (Agency for International Development)
  • International Business (locally and abroad)
  • NGO work in development, rights, and humanitarianism (in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the U.S.)
  • Security (Homeland Security, Office of the President of the United States)

Students majoring in international studies obtain an interdisciplinary perspective on global politics, economics, cultures and history. In addition to their coursework, International Studies students are encouraged to engage globally in a variety of ways: involvement in student organizations, residency in the International Peace and Conflict Studies (IPACS) House, study abroad, UCDC, and internships (local and international).

The combination of cutting edge skills and in depth knowledge of global issues prepares program graduates for careers in a variety of fields such as international public policy, international business and finance, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and academic research and teaching.

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International studies majors acquire twenty-first-century analytical skills and knowledge that enable them to understand and contribute to shaping the rapidly evolving global community.

Courses include

  • Introduction to Global Studies
  • Global Cultures and Society
  • Global Political Ideologies.
  • Global Economy.
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Global Political Economy
  • Human Rights and Global Governance
  • Global Environmental Issues

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