International Bachelors Degree

General

Program Description

2+2 Bachelor Degree

2+2 Model

IHC’s 2 + 2 model allows students to save money, gain more academic preparation and be closer to home by completing the first two years of the bachelor's degree in Dubai and then the final two years at elite universities in the US or other regions. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 at IHC in order to have an opportunity to transfer to top universities in the US or other regions. A 3.2-3.5 should be the target GPA. Above 3.5 positions a student very well for admission to a top US university. The primary focus for completing the bachelor’s program will be the University of California (UC) system. Eight of the nine universities are ranked in the US News & World Report Top 100 universities. In addition to UC system, students can also gain admission to the California State University (CSU) system of over 20 universities. In addition to the UC and CSU, IHC is in discussions with several Top 100 universities in the US and in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia regions. These agreements will be announced in the coming months.

Transfer to the US:

After completing the first two years at IHC students will transfer to the US. Prior to that, students will work with IHC academic counselors to develop a clear academic plan at the start of the freshman year. The academic plan will be based on students’ natural aptitude and interests. The academic plan will list the ideal universities and their specific requirements for each IHC student.

Transfer to India:

As part of its vision to create pathways to elite universities in the region, IHC has partnered with Symbiosis International University, India. SIU and IHC have developed a system for transfer of academic credits for undergraduate courses in Business, Arts Humanities and Communication, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Science (engineering) offered at their respective institutions. IHC Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any IHC course for the course to be accepted for transfer credit to SIU.

Research Opportunities

International Horizons College is not only a new institution within the United Arab Emirates, it is also a new model for higher education in the region. As a two-year (AA) degree-granting honors college, the institution will deliver to its students a progressive model of liberal arts general education as well as prepare them for transfer success to the top 100 universities in the United States of America and other outstanding universities around the world. IHC has been very fortunate to attract an initial core of faculty members who are dedicated first and foremost to excellence in the teaching and learning mission of the college.

Anytime, Anywhere Learning

IHC has invested in the IT infrastructure enabling our students to access all learning material from any location be it the campus or from their accommodation. An overview of some of the exciting technologies used at IHC include Poly Com – IHC Global Classroom Polycom makes video conferencing as easy as pushing a button. Through this platform, professors can touch a screen and begin their class. Across environments and industries, the video is fast becoming the new communication standard. From the boardroom to the browser, from the conference table to the tablet, video connects us all with a visual lifeline. With any group of people, anywhere, in HD enterprise-grade quality that’s as lifelike as being there. IHC will be using the Polycom services to connect between the classrooms in Dubai and California. Students from across the continents will be sitting in the same class share the same resources, enabling them to participate in discussions concerning their learning and how they can be implemented in real life. IHC offers a truly global classroom to its students. As per the mission of the college, we encourage diversity in our classrooms and by equipping them with the right tools, we have eliminated the borders between students and resources. Our students will enjoy state-of-the-art furniture and tools enabling them to learn anywhere, anytime. They will have the freedom to share their concepts and ideologies with students around the world. These tools have been carefully chosen to ensure that our students are ready for their academic careers in the US.

BUSINESS PATHWAY

International Horizons College offers 2+2 pathway programs in business

with the opportunity to specialize in specific business-related disciplines at the very reputed Universities in the US (University of Vermont, Rutgers University and other universities accepting University of California credits) and India (Symbiosis International University). Students at IHC have guaranteed transfer of their 60 credit hours with a condition of maintaining a minimum GPA. IHC’s 2 + 2 model allows students to complete the first two years of the bachelor's degree in Dubai and then the final two years at elite universities in the US.

The undergraduate courses will provide you with a firm foundation in the principles of business and commerce. The programs have been designed to bridge the gap between academic theory and workplace practice to help you succeed in your chosen career.

In a class of highly motivated individuals with a track record of achievement and supportive faculty who are leaders in their fields, you will be challenged and stretched to unlock your potential. We will transform how you think about the world and yourself.

BUSINESS MAJORS

  • Accounting Actuarial Science Advertising
  • Banking and Finance Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Care and Systems Management International Relations
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration Public Relations Sales and Service

The General Transfer Program is part of the IHC arts and sciences core curriculum, which facilitates the transfer of college courses from IHC to leading universities in the United States as well as selected universities elsewhere in the world.

IHC divides its General Transfer Program into two areas of interest: Arts, Humanities & Communications and Social & Behavioral Sciences. Students will study about themselves and others as members of a larger society and will learn to evaluate and interpret the way in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. The courses are all taught with active learning methods and students utilize a range of social media and technologies to communicate, learn and create with the instructor the learning content.

Arts, Humanities, and Communications

These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic and artistic activities and expressions. Students will learn to evaluate and interpret the way in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Students will also learn to value aesthetic understanding and the contribution of the arts to past and current societies. The courses are all taught with active learning methods and students utilize a range of social media and technologies to communicate, learn and create with the instructor the learning content.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

These courses emphasize the perspective, concepts, theories and methods of the social science disciplines such as anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, etc. Students will study about themselves and others as members of a larger society. The course learning methods are active and engaging on topics to stimulate critical thinking about ways people have acted in response to their societies as well as how subgroups, cultural and political movements operate. Students will conduct social research and participate in collaborative projects using social, multi-media and other technology applications.

Transfer Preparation

The General Transfer Program is part of the IHC arts and sciences core curriculum, which facilitates the transfer of college courses from IHC to leading universities in the United States as well as selected universities elsewhere in the world.

Students who complete their IHC associate of arts degree requirements in the recommended two years not only receive their an Associate of Arts degree but are also are eligible to receive a dual degree from a Mount San Jacinto College, USA. With these degrees in hand, IHC graduates are very well prepared to complete most baccalaureate degrees offered by American universities within a total study period of four years including IHC.

LIBERAL ARTS PATHWAY

LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS

  • Anthropology
  • Dance and Theatre Arts Early Childhood Education-Fine Arts
  • Family and Consumer Studies Graphic and Interior Design International Relations Journalism & Communications
  • Music & Music Education Social Work & Human Services Criminology & Law Foreign Languages
  • (Arabic, Chinese, French, etc.)
  • Art and Art Education Education
  • English
  • Film and Television Geography
  • History Pre-law
  • Political science Psychology Sociology

SCIENCE

International Horizons College offers 2+2 pathway programs in Science/Engineering

with the opportunity to specialize in specific disciplines at top accredited universities in the US and India.

Students at IHC have guaranteed transfer of their 60 credit hours with a condition of maintaining a minimum GPA. In the US, students will be transferred to University of Vermont or Rutgers University. In India, students will be transferred to Symbiosis International University. This model allows students to complete the first two years of the bachelor’s degree in Dubai and then the final two years abroad.

At IHC, a Science pathway is one of the most popular bachelor degree programs among students. The program is designed in such a way that it instills a scientific spirit and scientific approach in the student to solve any kind of problems. The chief objective of the program is to understand the scientific basis, scientific principles and the mechanics of that field.

The popularity of the program is due to its focus in dealing with the subject area. It prepares the student to have a strong understanding all basic principles and methods that can be used in any situation, and the benefits of scientific reasoning, experimentation and critical thinking for resolving any complex problems at work.

The knowledge base that is built during this program makes it easier for the students to go into the depths of learning in a particular field of specialization and achieve a mastery over that field. It not only helps to prepare for the Master’s degree program or other such higher degree course, but it also helps to gain admission to such a course.

Last updated February 2018

About the School

International Horizons College is licensed and accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR). The college is an independent and international undergraduate instit ... Read More

International Horizons College is licensed and accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR). The college is an independent and international undergraduate institution committed to fulfilling high standards of academic excellence and relevancy to the 21st century. Read less