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International Studies (BA)




What will I learn?

Are you drawn to and fascinated by different cultures and international experiences? With International Studies, students learn about a blend of different areas of study such as history and modern foreign languages. SVSU strives to integrate multidisciplinary perspectives on topics such as globalization and human rights, in order to better position students for a wider range of job opportunities. With three different areas of concentration, a dedicated team of professors, smaller class sizes, and so much more, the International Studies program at SVSU prepares students with an understanding and knowledge of the world, helping them make a bigger impact on the world.

This major has three areas of concentration: Asian, European and Latin American studies. The curriculum contains six elements, including foreign language competency, foundation courses, extended core, research methods, area concentration and a capstone. Students are required to gain foreign language competency while engaging in a core curriculum of courses that include history, geography, political science and sociology among other programs, and completing additional classes in one of the previously listed areas of concentration. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for graduate study or work in any of a variety of areas in an increasingly interrelated, intercultural world.

Career Opportunities

ESL Teacher
Study Abroad Advisor
Travel Agent
College Adviser
Case Manager
Talk Program Host
International Photographer/Videographer

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,639.00 per year
Application deadline

15 March 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023


College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

7400 Bay Road,



48710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a GPA 2.50.

For international students

Students must have a high school equivalent. Minimum GPA: 2.0. English Language Scores: TOEFL (iBT) - 61, IELTS - 5.5, PTE - 45, ELS Certificate - 110, Education First - B2. Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1; Winter (January) Semester: November 1; Spring (May) Semester: March 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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