Department of History & Political Science

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

The International Studies program is interdisciplinary. The Degree Program in International Studies requires the completion of General Education coursework, foreign language coursework, coursework in the area of concentration, and sufficient electives to complete one hundred and twenty hours with a minimum of forty hours of upper division courses.

Students must follow the established course sequence and prerequisite requirements already defined in the catalog.

International Studies majors must select a foreign language as part of the Common Core.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.
3World Politics electives (students choose any two courses; 6 credits):  POLS 3013 Recent American Foreign and Military Policy POLS 3433 United Nations, POLS 3473 National Security Policy.
4World History Elective (students choose any two courses; 6 credits): HIST 3313 Colonial Latin America; HIST 3323 Modern Latin America; HIST 3463 The Enlightenment, French Revolution, and Napoleonic Eras; HIST 3483 Reaction and Reform, 1815 - 1871HIST 3493 Age of Empire, 1871 - 1919HIST 3503 Between the Wars, 1919 - 1939; HIST 3513 Europe Since 1939; HIST 3603 History of Modern East Asia; HIST 3613 History of Japan; HIST 3623 History of India; HIST 3633 HIstory of China; HIST 3703 History of Modern Africa; HIST 3803 History of the Middle East; HIST 4013 American Military History; HIST 4083 American Diplomatic History, 1776 - 1912; HIST 4503 History of Christianity
5Global Culture Elective (students choose any one course; 3 credits): PHIL 2013 Religions of the World; PHIL 3053 Philosophy of Religion; MUS 4853/ ANTH 4853 Music of the World's People ; ENGL 4283 Seminar on World Literature; SOC 4073 Sociology of Religion; POLS 3253/PHIL 3253 Classical Political Thought; POLS 3063/PHIL 3063 Modern Political Thought.
6World Geography Elective (students choose any one course; 3 credits): GEOG 3303 Physical Geography; GEOG 3703 Geography of Asia; GEOG 3413 Geography of Europe.