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BA in International Studies

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in International Studies degree program covers global issues and foreign affairs and is designed to equip students for careers in an internationally-focused industry. Explore more about this BA in International Studies here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals applying to the BA in International Studies program at Regent University should be interested in pursuing an internationally-focused career in the public, private, or non-profit sector. All applicants to Regent University must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

By enrolling in Regent's BA in International Studies program, students have the chance to explore the many challenges facing our global community as well as potential solutions. The curriculum was designed using a multidisciplinary approach so that students can develop their understandings of nation-states through histories, religions, cultures, politics, and economics. Students also have the chance to examine the relationships between different government structures and global politics. The coursework is intended to help students develop the skills needed to analyze and evaluate globalization through multiple perspectives and to contribute to the development of foreign affairs.

Learning Format:

On campus and online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies:

The curriculum for the 120-credit BA in International Studies program includes general education courses, major requirement courses, foreign language requirement courses, and open elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History and Thought
  • English Composition
  • Research and Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, and the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Regent Foundations of Success
    • Public Speaking
  • Students choose one of following Natural Science courses:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following US History courses:
    • US History I to 1877
    • US History II from 1877
  • Students choose one of the following Global Studies courses:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Major Requirement Courses (36 credits)

  • Macroeconomics
  • Studies in World Literature
  • World Geography
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Contemporary Global Problems
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar in International Studies
  • Students choose one of the following International Studies elective courses:
    • Modern European History 1815-Present
    • History of Global Christianity
    • History of Modern East Asia
    • History of Latin America
    • History of Russia and the Former Soviet Union
    • History of the Cold War
  • Students choose two of the following International Studies elective courses:
    • International Business
    • Cross-Cultural Communication
    • International Economics
    • Comparative Foreign Policy
    • Modern European History 1815-Present
    • History of Global Christianity
    • History of Modern East Asia
    • History of Latin America
    • History of Russia and the Former Soviet Union
    • History of the Cold War

Foreign Language Requirements (12 credits)

  • Students must complete 12 credits in foreign language courses.

Open Electives (23 credits)

  • Students must complete 23 credits worth of open electives.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates from the BA in International Studies program may consider furthering their education in order to refine their understandings, to continue research, or to potentially create more job opportunities for themselves. Graduate programs that may be available to students include:

  • Master of Arts in International Studies
  • Master of Arts in International Relations
  • Master of Arts in International Business
  • Master of Arts in Global Studies
  • Master of Arts in Political Science

Career Paths

Through the successful completion of the BA in International Studies program at Regent University, graduates may have gained the skills needed to pursue careers in the government as well as the public and private sectors. They might seek jobs related to travel and tourism, international affairs, or translation, or they might seek positions with humanitarian organizations. Some job titles that graduates could consider applying for include:

  • Non-profit program coordinator
  • Foreign service officer
  • Market research analyst
  • Translator/interpreter
  • Humanitarian aid officer