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  • Local: $ 31k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 31k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    For students interested in International Relations or in International Studies, The College of Public and International Affairs offers a B.A. in International Political Economy and Diplomacy. An innovative approach to the study of International Relations. The major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the global political economy and with the analytical skills needed to evaluate change and direction.

    The study of the national, regional and international economic organization provides insight into conduits of wealth and impediments to prosperity. The study of politics, culture and international organization provides insight into how institutions and rules govern social and economic development. The College also offers a B.A. in Social Science with a concentration in International Relations.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline July 1 is the last date to apply for the Fall Semester which begins late August/early September;November 1 is the last date to apply for the Spring Semester which begins mid-January Tuition fee
    • USD 30965 Year (National)
    • USD 30965 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content


    • SoSc 207 World Regional Geography 3
    • Rel 101 Intro to World Religions 3
    • Soc 231 Cultural Anthropology 3
    • Econ 201 Macro Economics 3
    • Econ 202 Micro Economics 3
    • P.S. 206 Pol. Eco. of North/South Relations 3
    • P.S. 354 International Political Economy 3
    • Alternative Economic Systems 3
    • Econ 330
    • Economic Development 3
    • Econ 375 Multi-National Economics 3


    • P.S. 204 Government and Politics Abroad 3
    • P.S. 305 International Relations 3 or
    • P.S. 207 World Politics 3 or
    • P.S. 312 Diplomacy & Foreign Policy 3
    • P.S. 208 Intro to International Law 3 or
    • P.S. 209 Intro to United Nations Studies 3

    Students may, in consultation with their advisor, choose an elective concentration by taking 12 hours of course work in the following areas:


    • International Economic Institutions
    • International Political Institutions
    • The United Nations
    • The European Union


    • International Law
    • Human Rights
    • Political Theory
    • World Politics/International Relations


    • Political Economy of Russia and East Europe
    • Political Economy of South and South-East Asia Political Economy of Latin America
    • Political Economy of East Asia


    • Engl C101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
    • Math C105 Intermediate Algebra or above 3
    • Hum C201/202 Humanities I & II 6
    • Sci C101/C102 Natural Sciences 6
    • SoSc C201/C202 Social Sciences 6
    • A & D C101 Fine Arts 3
    • IntSt C101 Integrated Studies/Oral Communication 3
    • Caps C390 Capstone Seminar 3
    • Liberal Arts Electives 7

    Suggested Program


    • Engl C101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
    • Math C105 College Algebra 3
    • Rel 101 Intro to World Religions 3
    • Political Science Core 3
    • Free Elective* 3


    • C101 Aesthetics 3
    • Soc 231 Cultural Anthropology 3
    • SoSc 207 World Geography 3
    • Free Elective 3
    • Free Elective 3


    • Hum C201 Humanities I 3
    • SoSc C201 Social Science I 3
    • Eco 201 Macro-Economics 3
    • Political Science Elective 3
    • Free Elective 3


    • Hum C202 Humanities II 3
    • SoSc C202 Social Science II 3
    • Eco 202 Micro-Economics 3
    • Political Science Elective 3
    • Free Elective 3


    • Science Core 3
    • PS 354 Intntl Political Economy 3
    • Economics Elective 3
    • Intntl Pol Econ Elective 3
    • Free Elective 3


    • Science Core 3
    • PS 206 North/South Relations 3
    • Economics Elective 3
    • Intntl Pol Econ Elective 3
    • Free Elective 3


    • Intst St C101 Integrated Studies 3
    • Intntl Pol Econ Elective 3
    • Free Electives 9


    • Caps 390 Senior Capstone 3
    • Intntl Pol Econ Elective 3
    • Free Electives 9

    * Students who do not meet the foreign language requirements for the B.A. degree must use free electives to satisfy this requirement

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below:

    1. A letter certifying completion of level 6 at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI).
    Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB).

    2. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates and a minimum score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates).

    3. A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates and a minimum Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates).

    4. A transcript from an accredited American university indicating a grade of “C” or better in one semester of college English Composition.

    5. Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above; or ACT English score of 19 or above.

    6.An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112.

    7.An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5.

    8. A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates and score of 77 or above for graduates.

    9. A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above.

    10. A level of “Advanced” on the English Language Proficiency Test of the College Board.

    11. An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English.

    12. An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates and a score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates.

    13. A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

    14. WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam.

    15. A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates and a minimum PTE Academic score of 53 for graduates (post-graduates).

    You must demonstrate English language competency in one of the ways listed above. If you don’t demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may begin classes.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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