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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, BA


In order to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in International Studies, students must complete a minimum of 180 credits with a cumulative and major/department grade point average of 2.00, including the following:

II. College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • Modern Language 1150, 1250, 1350 or equivalent (15)


All students with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate competency through the level of 1350 in a language other than English. This competency is ordinarily achieved by successful completion of the three-course sequence: 1150, 1250, and 1350. Because these courses are a college requirement, no courses in the sequence may be taken on a pass/fail, correspondence, or audit basis. Placement into other than the beginning course of the sequence is achieved by acceptable performance on the Modern Language Competency Examination. See the Modern Language Department  for details on the examinations. International students educated to age 16 in a language other than English may request a waiver of this first-year language requirement.

III. Major Requirements

A minimum of 65 credits in international studies, including:

Area II: Professional Formation: 25 credits:


  1. Students who place out of second year language (i.e., Modern Language above 1350) must take 30 credits of international studies major electives rather than 15.
  2. Junior or senior standing is required for enrollment in INST 3800.
  3. INST 3800 plus INST 2000 and any three other INST foundational courses are prerequisites for INST 4900.

Area III: Major Electives: 15 credits:

Choose 15 credits of approved electives from the list below. At least five credits must be designated Non-Western Humanities (NWH).


*ECON 2110  is required for some 3000 or 4000 level ECON classes. Please consult with the Department of Economics.