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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies - Regional Emphasis, B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Regional 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 an enhanced regional emphasis (15 credit hours) in one of five regions including Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. 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 1: Regional Emphasis

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major Credit Hours: 18

Major Requirements

1 (See footnote below)

Topical Course Selection - Select one area Credit Hours:15

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

Regional Emphasis - Select 15 hours of courses from one of the regions below.

  1. Asia 3
  2. Africa 4
  3. Latin America and Caribbean 5
  4. Europe 6
  5. Middle East and North Africa

Theory Course Selection (chosen with advisor) Credit Hours: 3

Electives or Internship Credit Hours: 15

Select 15 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 the Regional Emphasis and Topical and Theory selections are available in the Department of Political Science and International Studies in the Carroll Building.

3 Asian Studies Minor fulfills this requirement.

4 Africana Studies Minor fulfills this requirement.

5 Latin American Studies Minor fulfills this requirement.

6 European Union Studies Minor fulfills this requirement.

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.