Bachelors in Refugee Rights, Displacement and Migration

BA in International Studies, concentration in Global Migration and Economic Development – University of Dayton – Dayton, OH, USA

The University of Dayton offers a BA in International Studies with a concentration in Global Migration and Economic Development. The program is designed to give students an interdisciplinary, international perspective on issues related to international affairs, particularly in topics related to migration and development. Students have the chance to take a variety of courses related to migration and economics in communications, management, anthropology, human rights, and more. Along with other required basic courses, students must take a capstone course to complete their degree.

This 4-year degree costs $44,100 per year, not including living expenses. University of Dayton states that they increase students’ scholarships and grants each year in order to keep their tuition costs the same. They also offer textbook scholarships up to $4000 for four years, as well as a $3000 study abroad or summer study program. Additionally, all undergraduate students are automatically considered for merit scholarships up to $98,000 upon admission to the University of Dayton. The university also has additional scholarships offered through donations that students may apply for.

Students who complete this degree will be prepared to pursue further study, as well as careers in government, humanitarian relief, social entrepreneurship, national and homeland security, law, international business, education, and more.

Bachelor of Global and International Studies, concentration in Migration and Diaspora Studies – University of Carleton – Ottawa, ON, Canada

University of Carleton offers an honors Bachelor of Global and International Studies with a concentration in Migration and Diaspora studies. After admittance, students can transfer from the honors program into a general program. Students gain a multidisciplinary approach to international studies through core courses, as well as skills and knowledge specific to issues related to migration and diaspora studies in specialized courses. In addition to major-specific courses, students must also take a second language, and students in the honors program are required to complete an international experience. The University of Carleton offers several types of international experiences for students to choose from.

This 4-year degree costs around $12,887 per year for domestic tuition, not including fees and living expenses, and $30,159 per year for international students, not including fees and living expenses. Upon admission, all students with an average of 80 percent or above are automatically considered for a renewable Entrance Scholarship. Students with an admission average of 90 percent or above are eligible to apply for the 24 Prestige Scholarships. Other various scholarships are also available to students upon admission, depending on their chosen major and other eligibility criteria.

Students who graduate with this degree and specialization will be prepared for careers in public service, creative industries, cultural institutions, migration and humanitarian NGOs, migration and resettlement agencies, and more, as well as further studies in law or other

BSc in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies – Colorado College – Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College has a BSc in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to issues relating to race, ethnicity, and migration, particularly in the context of the US. Students take classes to understand the history and current trends of migration in America, as well as how it shapes the economy, culture, politics, and more. In addition to core courses and elective courses, students also must complete a senior seminar class and research project.

This 4-year degree costs $57,612, not including any additional fees or living expenses. Colorado College offers options for both need-based and merit-based financial aid. Students are considered for merit-based scholarships upon admission to the college ranging in award amounts from $2500 to $5000 per semester. Need-based scholarships require a separate application that must be filed by the listed deadline. Students in the BSc in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies program can also receive a grant to cover academic costs, once they are enrolled in a senior project with a faculty advisor.

Students who graduate from this program will be prepared for graduate or doctoral-level studies, as well as careers with migration and resettlement agencies, government, non-governmental organizations including social work agencies, and even international organizations.

BA in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration – Yale University – New Haven, CT, USA

Yale University offers a BA in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, an interdisciplinary and comparative study of how migration has created and continues to create a diverse, multicultural, multiethnic world. Students are required to complete a total of 12 term courses, including an introductory course and 6 term elective courses to create a concentration. Students are also encouraged to study a foreign language. This program is largely theory and research based, with the completion of the program ending with a year-long senior essay or project including a colloquium course or a senior seminar and a 30-35 page essay completed in one semester of the senior year. Students in this course are also heavily advised to spend a semester abroad to engage more deeply with the theories, histories, and issues, they are studying.

The 4-year program tuition costs about $55,500 per year. All of Yale’s financial aid programs are need-based, and they state that 86% of their most recent graduates completed their degree without student debt. The school’s average need-based scholarship for the most recent school year was $52,800. More than half of the admitted students receive need-based aid, and Yale is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for all students. Outside scholarships and funding are also available to apply to separately.

This program will prepare students for further academic study, as well as careers working with issues related to race and migration on the local, national, and international levels in a variety of workplaces.

Bachelor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations – Malmo University – Malmo, Sweden

Malmo University offers a Bachelor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations. The interdisciplinary program aims to equip students with knowledge and skills in topics such as refugee and asylum law, global migration and policies, racism and nationalism, research methodology, academic writing, project management, and more. Students have the opportunity to also conduct field studies, internships, and/or study abroad programs.

This 3-year program is free to EU students and costs about $21,835 for non-EU students. Some international students may be eligible for scholarships through the Swedish Institute Scholarships depending on their country of origin and other qualifications.

In addition to preparation for master’s level studies, this program also prepares students for careers dealing with migration, refugees, asylum, segregation, social cohesion, social work, globalization, and more at the local, national, and international levels in government, NGOs, law firms, businesses, media companies, educational institutes, think tanks, and more.

BA in International Relations: Emphasis in Migration & Refugee Studies – Webster University – Geneva, Switzerland

Webster University offers a BA in International Relations with an emphasis in Migration & Refugee Studies at their campus in Geneva, Switzerland. Students will take classes in a variety of topics, including politics, development, research methods, international law, international organizations, economics, and more. To complete the emphasis in Migration & Refugee Studies, students must take elective courses focused on relevant topics and issues. To complete the degree, students must conduct a research project.

The 4-year degree program costs $32,918 per year, not including living expenses and any additional fees. Around 20% of students at Webster University Geneva receive financial assistance and scholarships. Webster provides a number of financial assistance programs, including a needs-based scholarship, work-study program, family legacy scholarships, and second generation legacy scholarships. The school also has a Scholars Program for students who excel academically, providing them with merit-based tuition assistance.

This program is designed to train students to be prepared for graduate level study, as well as careers working in the areas of international development, migration and refugee services, human rights law, and other related issues for NGOs, governments, law firms, businesses, international organizations, and more.

Minor in Immigration Studies – Concordia University – Montreal, QC, Canada

Concordia University offers a minor in Immigration Studies for undergraduate students. This program supplements relevant bachelor’s degrees in the social science and humanities fields. Students will learn about immigration through a multidisciplinary perspective. The program uses politics, sociology, geography, and anthropology to explore various trends and policies in migration around the world.

Concordia’s bachelor’s programs take 3 to 4 years to complete, costing $3775 (CAD) for Quebec residents, $8675 (CAD) for Canadian residents, and $14,792 (USD) for US and international students. Canadian and US students can get financial assistance through various government grants and loans. Concordia also has a database of bursaries available to applicants, as well as a work-study program. They also have a variety of scholarships for undergraduates upon admittance.

Minor in Interdisciplinary Refugee Studies – Boise State University – Boise, ID, USA

Boise State University has a minor in Interdisciplinary Refugee Studies available to students in all disciplines. This minor is designed to prepare students to work in refugee resettlement and related careers. Students take 2 required courses and choose 4 electives from a variety of courses in anthropology, cultural studies, history, politics, language studies, social work, and more. Students also participate in an internship related to refugee resettlement.

A 4-year undergraduate program at Boise state costs $8118 per year for in-state students and $24,200 per year for all other students, not including additional fees and living expenses. In-state students are also automatically considered for residency scholarships up to $5000 per year. Non-resident students are also considered for scholarships up to $15,000.

Minor in Refugee and Migrant Studies – Western University of Ontario – London, ON, Canada

Western University of Ontario offers a minor in Refugee and Migrant Studies for students in the undergraduate programs of anthropology, geography, global studies, political science, or sociology. Students choose from a variety of anthropology courses, as well as courses in other related fields, all relevant to issues surrounding migration and refugee rights.

Undergraduate tuition costs $8262 (CAD) for Canadian residents and $22,999 (USD) for international students. The university offers several financial awards and scholarships available to students with a variety of eligibility criteria.

Minor in Immigration Studies – George Mason University – Fairfax, VA, USA

George Mason University has a minor in Immigration Studies for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. The minor consists of five courses including 2 core courses and a variety of electives to choose from in disciplines such as anthropology, English, international studies, sociology, and cultural studies. Through this minor program, students will be prepared to engage with issues relating to immigration in their primary field of study, as well as their future careers.

A 4-year degree at GMU costs $12,462 for in-state students and $35,922 for out-of-state students, not including additional expenses. George Mason provides several financial assistance options for its students. Incoming students are considered for merit scholarships, and students are eligible to apply and qualify for a variety of other scholarships after their first year. GMU also provides a list of external scholarships students can apply for.

Minor in International Migration Studies – University of California San Diego – San Diego, CA, USA

UC San Diego offers a minor in International Migration Studies for all undergraduate students. Courses cover a wide range of topics such as politics, economics, law, culture, and more. Students take a total of 28 credits to complete the minor program, including required core courses. For 20 of the credits, students choose from one of three of the following course tracks: Track A – Course Work, Track B – Independent Research or Internship, Track C – Field Research. Students can use any of these tracks as an opportunity to study abroad and gain a deeper perspective of the international aspect of migration.

Undergraduate tuition is $14,429 for in-state students and $28,992 for out-of-state students, plus any fees and living expenses. UC San Diego offers scholarships for entering students, continuing students, summer research, and study abroad semesters. They also provide a list of grants and loans available to students and have a work-study program available.

Minor in International Migration Studies – University of California Los Angeles – Los Angeles, USA

UCLA offers a competitive minor in International Migration Studies for undergraduate students. This minor is designed primarily for students in the College of Letters & Science. Students in other academic programs must get approval to participate in this program. Interested students must apply to accepted into the program. This minor gives students a more in-depth perspective on migration issues from an array of disciplines such as sociology, political science, cultural studies, economics, and more. Students are also required to complete a research methods course and a thesis in order to finish the minor.

Undergraduate tuition at UCLA costs $13,225 for in-state residents and $42,217 for out-of-state residents, not including additional expenses. UCLA offers merit-based scholarships for admitted students, and has a resource center and database for students to find other external scholarships. Grants are also available for California residents, and for other US residents through the federal aid program.

Minor in Migration Studies – Cornell University – Ithaca, NY, USA 

Cornell University offers a minor in Migration Studies for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. This program brings together humanities and social sciences courses that focus on issues related to migration. Students learn necessary theories and skills to understand the history and current trends in migration around the world. In addition to one required course, students also choose four electives from over 50 different course options. To complete the minor, students must also attend 5 migration-related events on campus. The program also encourages students to engage with migration issues outside of the classroom in an internship or field research experience.

Cornell’s undergraduate programs cost $37,880 for in-state residents and $56,550 for out-of-state residents. All financial aid offered by Cornell is need-based awards. Students must apply for financial aid separately from their admissions application and must meet the application deadlines set by the university.

Minor in Global Migration – University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The University of Amsterdam has a minor in Global Migration for undergraduate students, except those in the applied sciences. Students take a variety of courses designed to help them engage in discussions and debates about current migration issues. They participate in interactive lectures, seminars, field visits, and informational interviews with current migration professionals.

For a bachelor’s degree, tuition for EU/EEA students is € 2,083.00 and € 9,300.00 for non-EU/EEA students. The university offers scholarships for both EU/EEA and international students, with several scholarships geared to offset the cost for international students. Some scholarships are general, for any admitted students, while others are for students studying in a particular department. They also offer information about other financial aid options available outside of the university.

Minor in Global Migration and Refugee Studies – The Catholic University of America – Washington, DC

The Catholic University of America offers a minor in Global Migration and Refugee Studies for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Students take courses in sociology, anthropology, history, various cultural studies, political science, and more. Students must take three research skills focused courses, as well as four electives. To complete the minor program, students must also participate in a related internship or independent research project.

Undergraduate tuition costs $46,950. Catholic University offers various types of financial aid that include both need-based and merit-based assistance. They state that 96% of first-year students receive some form of scholarship or grant. They offer scholarships, grants, and a work-study program to assist students with tuition.