What will I learn?

Any St. Louis-based Webster University student may pursue a self-designed major (SIM), combining coursework from multiple departments and academic subject areas. The SIM fulfills the requirement for in-depth study just as a traditional major does. Written by the student, the SIM proposal must be reviewed and approved by the Faculty SIM Committee. The SIM student receives their BA from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies

Study options

Full Time (Complete at least 120 total credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$28,500.00 per year
Application deadline

1 November 2021, 15 June 2022

Start date

17 January 2022, 22 August 2022


St Louis Home Campus

470 East Lockwood Avenue,



63119, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must completed high school or from a home school program.

English language proficiency requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: 80

TOEFL: pBT: 550

IELTS: Academic: 6.0

Duolingo: 120

Pearson: 53

Cambridge Academic English: 169

Password: 6.0

GTEC: 1201

iTEP: 3.7

SAT's English-based Reading and Writing Score: 450

ACT composite score: 23

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