International Studies

Do you see yourself in a world that extends beyond the Lower Mainland, working and having an impact in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, or the Middle East? We are scholars and teachers who work on real world issues, who seek to bridge the gap between what goes on in the university and what goes on in the places we study.

Overview

The International Studies program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences also offers a joint major with World Literature and a minor. You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Major program description >
Joint major with World Literature >
Minor program description >
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Admission requirements for International Studies

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see program-specific requirements for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: International Studies or (available only in Fall) Int'l Studies - 1st year Surrey

APPLYING TO THE JOINT MAJOR

After you have been admitted to the university and have enrolled in courses, speak to a faculty advisor about the joint major.

APPLYING TO THE MINOR PROGRAM

You may add the minor program to any major program. Speak to your faculty advisor.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Airline Customer Service Representative
  • Ambassador
  • Cross Cultural Relations Consultant
  • Event Planner
  • Export or Import Sales Manager
  • Foreign Affairs Advisor
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Historical Research Assistant
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Banker
  • International Trade Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Poverty Researcher
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Affairs Reporter
  • Travel Consultant
  • Economic/Community Development Officer
  • International Aid and Development Project Officer
  • International and Exchange Student Coordinator