International Studies

341 East Hall (EH)


  • B.A.
  • Minor
  • Certificate in Asian Studies
  • Certificate in European Studies
  • Certificate in Latin American Studies
  • Certificate in Middle East Studies
  • Certificate in Contemporary Turkish Studies

The International Studies program offers a B.A. degree based on an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides both a global perspective and a comprehensive view of a selected geographic region of the world. Students can select a regional studies or an international development focus for the degree. This degree affords an excellent foundation for careers in which an understanding of international economic, political, social, and cultural affairs is of importance; it also provides a solid foundation for graduate work in the field.

Degree Maps and Learning Outcomes

Admission requirements

International Studies B.A.

International Studies Minor


Education Abroad

International Studies Minor


To earn a minor in international studies a student must: (1) demonstrate competence in an appropriate foreign language either by completing the second year of the language in the final term or by demonstrating proficiency at the same level; and (2) complete 28 credits to include the following:

International Studies

Intl 201Introduction to International Studies


Intl 390Foundations of Global Studies


Intl 396The United States and the World


Connected/Regional Learning (adviser-approved area-specific or thematic courses)


Total Credit Hours: 28

Courses taken under the undifferentiated grading option (pass/no pass) will not be accepted toward fulfilling department minor requirements.