Feb 23, 2024
Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
The Bachelor of Arts program in International Studies with a Foreign Language Emphasis is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of world affairs and how they affect U.S. foreign and domestic policies. This track in the degree contains a foreign language emphasis. One of the main objectives of this program is to prepare students to cope realistically and intelligently with the changing world, a world that is becoming increasingly interdependent and in which vast new multiplications of cultural forces are emerging.
Track 2: Foreign Language Emphasis
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42
Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major Credit Hours: 18
Select 3-9 Credit Hours from the Following as Needed to Fulfill 18 Hours in Area F:
Major Requirements Credit Hours: 15
1 (See footnote below)
International Studies Core:
Required Topical Course Selections Credit Hours: 15
2 (See footnote below)
Please complete 15 credit hours in one of the following areas:
- Development, Aid, and Sustainability
- Security, Conflict, and Diplomacy
- Societies, Cultures, and Traditions
Required Regional Course Selections Credit Hours: 6
Select one 3 credit hour course from two of the following areas:
- Latin America
Theory Course Selection Credit Hours: 3
Chosen with Advisor
Foreign Language Emphasis Credit Hours: 15
Follow the same guidelines for a selected Foreign Language Minor
Electives or Internship Credit Hours: 6
Select 6 credit hours of Electives or Internship
Total Credit Hours: 124
1 Note: Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all INTS designated courses and all courses within the major requirements.
2 The course list for Topical, Regional, and Theory are available in the Center for International Studies in the Carroll Building.
Note: Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all INTS designated courses and all courses within the major requirements.
Honors in International Studies
To graduate with Honors in International Studies, a student must:
- be admitted to the Honors College;
- successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS 4610) over three semesters;
- successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
- be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.
Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.