The dual diploma program Bilkent-Binghamton, SUNY bachelor’s degree in Global and International Affairs (GIA) offers students at Bilkent University a unique program of interdisciplinary study in International Relations, History, Economics and other fields yielding high-level substantive knowledge and analytical skills for careers requiring global perspectives on international issues of various kinds. This four-year program includes full-time enrolment for four semesters at Binghamton University, the SUNY doctoral campus most noted for its undergraduate excellence, its comprehensive internationalisation, and its history of fruitful association with Turkish universities. Students in the program meet all of the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree both at Binghamton University and at Bilkent University. Although degree recipients receive two diplomas, one from each institution, both diplomas refer to the degree as jointly awarded, and no student can receive the degree or either of the diplomas without satisfying the academic requirements of both institutions. To be able to start the program, students must achieve a satisfactory score, specifically a 550 or better (plus a score of 4 in the written part) on the U.S. Test Of English as a Foreign Language (213 on the computer based, 80 on the internet based and written part 4) or with no less than 5.5 for each section overall score 6.5 on IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
Minimum credits for the joints Bachelor’s Degree in Global and International Affairs is 120 (minimum of 50 credits from each partner).