2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

International Studies, B.A.

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The International Studies major educates students about emerging global and international issues concerning culture, politics, art, religion, and social policy.  Its purpose is to produce an informed and broadly educated global citizenry who can then take this learning to both private and public sector professions and arenas that address a wide variety of international issues and global challenges.  International Studies students will take a set of core courses in politics, history, religion, and art.  This knowledge will require study-abroad experience, analytical and reasoning skills, cross-cultural attitudinal skills, substantive knowledge about geographic areas, and knowledge about specific contemporary global and cultural issues and processes.

Because the major is 39 credits, students will be able to double major or minor in an area that complements their International  Studies major.



  • Fine Arts (1 course) ADAH, ADSA, FPAR, MUS, PHIL 420
  • Literature/Language/Religion (1 course)
  • Philogosphy (1 course)
  • Electives (2 courses) ADAH, ADSA, ENGL, FPAR, FREN, HUM, LAT, MUS, PHIL, REL, SPAN

Social Sciences:

  • American History/Political Science (1 course) HIST 121, 122, 131, 132, or PSCI 101
  • Electives (2 course) HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOC

Natural Science/Quantitative Reasoning:

  • Science (1 course) BIOL, CHEM, ENV, PHYS, SCI
  • Math (higher than 115) or Science (1 course)


International Studies - Core Requirements

(24 credits total)

Additional Requirements for Major

(15 credits total)

Strongly Recommended

Students should have at least reading proficiency in a second language.

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