Trinity Western University

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

International Studies

Department of Geography, History, and Political and International Studies

Dr. Robynne Healey, Chair
Dr. Paul Rowe, Coordinator

The Department of Geography, History, and Political and International Studies offers the following multidisciplinary programs in International Studies:

  1. An honours program in International Studies, leading to a B.A. (Honours) degree;
  2. A major in International Studies, leading to a B.A. degree.

The multidisciplinary International Studies program provides students with a broad understanding of the changing dynamics of our global society. It equips them with insights and skills for international careers in areas such as teaching, the foreign service, and international business; social service involving immigrants, refugees, resettlement, and overseas development; missionary service; and journalism, research, and advocacy work on global issues.

The program includes a core of courses that gives students a foundation in understanding contemporary global developments, with electives to suit their particular interests. The program provides a cross-cultural dimension for economic, social, and political issues. Approved course credits that are part of one of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities’ International Studies Programs or Trinity Western’s Laurentian Leadership Centre count towards the International Studies, B.A. (Honours) or B.A. degree. For details, see the Additional Curricular Opportunities or contact the coordinator.

Program Checklists and Requirements:

Honours Program in International Studies, B.A. (Honours) Degree

The Honours program in International Studies allows for a greater degree of specialization in International Studies and is especially valuable as a preparation for graduate studies and service in governmental and non-governmental organizations. Admission to the Honours program in International Studies is by application to the International Studies coordinator. Prospective candidates normally apply at the end of their second year of study, but admission is possible during the third year. To be admitted, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in all International Studies courses. An overall average of 2.7 is required for graduation.

Major in International Studies, B.A. Degree

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