Feb 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies - Foreign Language Emphasis, B.A.

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

Required Topical Course Selections Credit Hours: 15

2 (See footnote below)

Please complete 15 credit hours in one of the following areas:

  1. Development, Aid, and Sustainability
  2. Security, Conflict, and Diplomacy
  3. Societies, Cultures, and Traditions

Required Regional Course Selections Credit Hours: 6

Select one 3 credit hour course from two of the following areas:

  1. Asia
  2. Africa
  3. Latin America
  4. Europe

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.