International Studies

Curriculum - Major

Flags hanging from ceiling on campusThe International Studies major requires 39-48 credit hours of courses.

Must complete all requirements for the major with an overall “C” (2.00) GPA or better. In order to study abroad, students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.

See Student Learning Outcomes.

Core Requirements

Students must complete 18 credit hours of core courses. Courses used to satisy this requirement may not be used to satisfy concentration requirements.

Language Requirements

Students must complete or demonstrate proficiency in a language: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or other approved non-English language through at least the 202 level, preferably in the language used for international experience. If the language is not offered to the 202-level, other arrangements are possible.

International studients enrolled in the North America concentration must provide documentation of their proficiency (equivalent to the 201 level) in a language other than English.other than English to at least the 202-level. This language will preferably be used for the International Experience Requirement.

International Experience Requirement

Students must complete 3 credit hours of international experience. This will normally involve Study Abroad, but other options are possible as approved by the Director of International Studies. Courses fulfilling this requirement may count towards other requirements in the major.

International students enrolled in the North America concentration must complete an internship within North America (INT 498) or a directed independent study (INT 491) for 3 credit hours.

Concentration Requirements

Students must complete 15 hours in a thematic or regional area concentration. 12 of those hours must be at the 300 level or above and must include at least two INT courses and at least two disciplines.

  1. Art and Literature
  2. Globalization
  3. The Environment
  4. Africa
  5. Asia
  6. Europe
  7. Latin America
  8. Middle East
  9. North America (only for international students)
  10. International Education