2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 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  politics, art, culture and 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. This will require a study-abroad experience (or related internship), analytical and reasoning skills, cross-cultural attitudinal skills , and knowledge about specific contemporary global and cultural issues and processes.

General Education Requirements

(45 credits)


(5 courses)

  • Fine Arts elective
  • Literature or Foreign Language elective
  • Philosophy elective
  • Two Humanities electives

Social Sciences

(3 courses)

  • History or Political Science elective
  • Two Social Sciene electives

Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning

(2 courses)

  • Science elective
  • Math or Science elective

International Studies

(42 credits)

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution 

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