International Studies B.A.

International Studies, B.A., 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

The Bachelor of Arts program in International Studies is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of world affairs and how they affect U.S. foreign and domestic policies. One of the main objectives of this program is to prepare students to cope realistically and intelligently with the changing world, a world which is becoming increasingly interdependent and in which vast new multiplications of cultural forces are emerging.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credits from Area D of the Core Curriculum 111
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum 212
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Foreign Language 2002 - Intermediate II0-6
INTS   2130Introduction to International Studies3
INTS   2630Research Methods in International Studies3
STAT   2231Introduction to Statistics I3
Select 3-6 credit hours from the following:3-6
Introduction to Anthropology
Business Economics
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Religion
Introduction to Sociology
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
Note: Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all INTS designated courses and all courses within the major requirements.
International Studies Core:
INTS   3130Contemporary World Cultures3
INTS   3230Global Issues3
INTS   4630Seminar in International Studies3
Twenty-seven (27) credit hours within the major will be used to fulfill the emphasis requirements. Students will choose five courses from one of the three topical emphases, and one course each from two of the four regional emphases, and one course from the theory emphasis. 3
Topical Emphasis - Select one area15
1. Development, Aid, and Sustainability
2. Security, Conflict, and Diplomacy
3. Societies, Cultures, and Traditions
Regional Emphasis - Select two areas9
1. Asia
2. Africa
3. Latin America
4. Europe
Theory Emphasis3
Select 15 credit hours of foreign language15
Electives or Internship
Select 9 credit hours of Electives or Internship9
Total Credit Hours126

Area D - Recommended: Global Sustainability and Innovation (TCGT   1530) (3) 


Area E - Recommended: World Regional Geography (GEOG   1130) (3) 


The list for Topical, Regional, and Theory Emphases are available in the Center for International Studies in the Forest Drive Building. 

Note: Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all INTS designated courses and all courses within the major requirements.


Ann Price, CLASS Advisement Center
Carroll 2244
(912) 478-1365