Curriculum This curriculum concerns BIA students completing their studies under the current course regulations 18. Duration The Major in International Affairs is a self-contained, multi-disciplinary degree course. After you have successfully completed the Assessment Year, you will attend the compulsory subjects of this major in Economics, Political Science, Law and Business Administration for four semesters. Core studies Core studies (80 ECTS) are made up of compulsory subjects (70 ECTS) and independent electives (10 ECTS). Contextual studies Contextual studies (24 ECTS) offer you a large selection of courses not related to your course studies. These allow you to broaden your horizons. You may pursue the Bachelor's Programme in International Affairs in English and German. BIA students have to provide evidence of proficiency in English at Level C2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, before graduating. The BIA is the only Bachelor’s programme at the University of St.Gallen which offers you the possibility of having your practical work such as internships or part-time employment recognised as practice credits. Bachelor’s thesis In your Bachelor’s thesis (16 ECTS) you may analyse a scientific topic of your choice in more depth. Please note: the semester information is only by way of recommendation, and cannot always be followed, particularly if you plan to go on an exchange semester.