Why International Studies?

International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses in Political Studies, History, Economics, and several other disciplines.

Why International Studies?

International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses in Political Studies, History, Economics, and several other disciplines.

International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses in Political Studies, History, Economics, and other relevant disciplines.

Key features of TWU's International Studies program include:

  • an extensive variety of courses that will expose the student to international studies in its many different forms.  These include such diverse topics as cross-cultural communication, challenges in international development, the formulation of foreign policy, the history of international conflict, and the operation of international institutions.
  • the ability to specialize in a particular aspect of international relations.  We have four general tracks.  International Affairs and Global Policy focuses upon the politics of international relations and the formulation of foreign policy.  International Development and Cultural Change considers the problems of international development from an organizational and political perspective, as well as introducing students to the history of how modern global society evolved.  International Political Economy deepens students’ understanding of international economic processes and provides insight into the ways domestic and international economics interrelate.  Finally, students may opt to specialize in linguistics with a view to completing a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in the Linguistics and TESOL track. 
  • access to numerous travel study and study abroad options, or a semester at Trinity Western’s Laurentian Leadership Centre.  Students in the International Studies program have enjoyed experiential learning opportunities in various places around the world, from the Middle East to Latin America.  They can also enjoy semester-long placements at important government offices, non-governmental organizations, and foreign embassies in Canada’s capital by studying at the Laurentian Leadership Centre.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Important Dates

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Travel Studies

Travel studies allow you to immerse yourself in a different culture. Every moment spent abroad is an opportunity to learn. TWU professors lead the courses, joined by guest speakers who provide a local perspective.

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Careers in International Studies

Graduates of International Studies are presented with career opportunities in:

  • Journalism
  • Foreign Service
  • Academics
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's)

Faculty Profiles

John Dyck, D.Phil

Assistant Professor of Political Studies

Steven Hicks

Sessional Assistant Professor of History
Murray MacTavish

Murray MacTavish, MBA, Ph.D.

Director of MBA Program, Associate Professor

Maxwell Ofosuhene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geography, Chair, Geography, History and Political & International Studies Department

Paul Rowe, Ph.D.

Professor and Coordinator of Political and International Studies

Calvin Townsend, MCS

Instructor in Political Studies and Religious Studies