Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies
The International Studies program is interdisciplinary. The Degree Program in International Studies requires 37 hours
of General Education coursework, 30 hours of courses selected from an International
Studies Core, 9 hours in a foreign language at the 3000 or 4000 level, 27 hours in
an area of concentration, and sufficient electives to complete 124 hours with a minimum
of 40 hours of upper division courses. Students may select areas of concentration
from the available programs outlined below. Students must follow the established course
sequence and prerequisite requirements already defined in the catalog.
International Studies majors are advised by the Department of History and Political Science.
International Studies majors who choose a foreign language as an area of concentration
must complete the foreign language requirement of 9 hours at the 3000 or 4000 level
in a second foreign language. International studies majors who elect a foreign language
as their area of concentration, and whose native language is not English, may elect
9 hours of English to fulfill their foreign language requirement. English courses
must be at the 3000-4000 level. Students with previous foreign language experience
may petition the Department of Foreign Languages and International Studies for advanced
placement and credit. Petitioners will be given written and/or oral examinations by
a foreign language faculty member who will then recommend an appropriate foreign language
placement level. This placement level will not exceed FR 3013, GER 3013, JPN 2024,
LAT 2013, or SPAN 3013, and will be approved by the department head. Students who
have omitted one or more courses in the basic language sequence will receive credit
for omitted courses when they have validated their advanced placement by passing the
course into which they are placed with a grade of “C” or better.