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Global Scholars 3-Year BA Program Course Sequencing

Students enrolled in the Global Scholars Program will have a carefully sequenced course of study. The Program is designed to allow for the completion of 45 credits hours of coursework each calendar year, but recognizes that some students may already have earned college credit prior to matriculation. In year one, the sequence of study would include three required courses taken as follows:

  • Fall (15-17 credits) including World Politics (3 credits)
  • Spring (15-17 credits) including Cross-Cultural Communication (3 credits) and Introduction to International Relations Research (3 credits)
  • Summer (12-15 credits) including Advanced International Studies Research (3 credits)

Coursework in years two and three is tailored to the specific needs of each student in accordance with their interests and remaining requirements.

All Global Scholars are required to complete standard American University requirements – General Education courses, College Writing and Math classes – in addition to SIS coursework (totaling 120 credit hours). In order to complete all University and SIS requirements within three years, it is critical that students work closely with their academic advisor to develop an academic plan.

Become a Global Scholar

To find out more about admissions requirements and the application process, visit the Global Scholars Application page.