Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 30 CSU units per year
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP UK as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date.
Areas of Study and Course Prerequisites:
Biology: One year Biology with laboratory; one year Chemistry with laboratory; one year Physics with laboratory; Calculus; Statistics; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Upper-division Biology and Chemistry.
Business: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Financial Accounting; Managerial Accounting; Calculus or Business Calculus; Statistics; English composition.
Chemistry: One year of Chemistry with laboratory; one year of Calculus; Quantitative Analysis; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: One year of Physics and additional coursework in Chemistry.
Computer Science: One year of Calculus; Linear Algebra; Introduction to the Computer Science Profession; Introduction to Programming; Computer Logic Design; Computer Architecture & Systems Software; Introduction to Data Structures; Advanced Data Structures; Software Development; one year of Physics with laboratory or one year of Chemistry with laboratory; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Completion of all lower-division requirements in the Computer Science major. Foundations of Human Computer Interaction; Introduction to Web Technologies.
Criminal Justice: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System; Introduction to Sociology; Statistics; English composition.
Economics: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Financial Accounting; Calculus; Statistics; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Quantitative Methods, a course on current issues in Economics.
Engineering: Completion of all lower division major requirements in the appropriate field of engineering; English composition.
Geography: Physical Geography; Human Geography; World/Global Geography; Geographic Investigation Techniques; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Statistics.
History: World Civilizations to the 16th Century; World Civilizations since the 16th Century; US History to 1877; US History since 1877; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Modern Britain studies; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics.
Literature: Two courses in English Literature; Survey of American Literature; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Introduction work in Shakespeare; Creative Writing.
Political Science: Introduction to Political Science; Comparative Politics or International Relations; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Upper-division coursework in political science, history, economics, or sociology.
Psychology: Introduction to Psychology; Elementary Statistics; Cognitive Processes; Biology; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Upper-division coursework in clinical and experimental psychology.
Sociology: Introduction to Sociology; Social Theory; Statistics; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Research Methods.
With students from 150 countries, representing nations across the world, Kingston University is a truly multicultural university which welcomes around 1,500 international students each year. Kingston offers a comprehensive welcome program, an orientation and induction events to help students transition into their new life in the UK and at Kingston University.
English universities offer three or four year undergraduate degree programs. The three year program (“course” in British terms) is usually referred to simply as a bachelor’s degree course. Four year degree courses, “honors” degrees, are designed to prepare the student for graduate study.
During the three or four years of study for the undergraduate degree, a British student takes courses (“modules” or “units”) in his or her field of study. “General education,” as it is understood in the United States is not known in the British degree structure. Students are only permitted to enroll in courses/modules in the area of study that the student is selected for, with one elective allowed. All courses at Kingston, besides language courses and the British Life and Culture, are year-long courses.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
Please note that space may be limited in this program and there may be more applicants than placements available. Students applying to this program should select a second choice program in the UK that also offers their area of study, in the event that they are not selected for participation in their first choice. The alternate program(s) should be noted on the “UK Second Choice Questionnaire” which can be found in the CSU IP application.
Kingston University is located in the city of Kingston upon Thames. Only 25 minutes from central London, and located on the River Thames in an affluent part of south-west London, Kingston has many shops, restaurants, and even a daily market. Kingston has the feel of a small English town, while still being extremely accessible to Central London and Heathrow airport.
Students arrange their own housing prior to departure using information provided by the host university. All students who apply for housing on time are eligible to live in halls, all located close to the University's campuses. Each hall consists of single-study bedrooms arranged in flats with self-catering kitchens. Other housing is also available. More information can be found here.