May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

International Studies, B.A.

Location(s): Statesboro, Armstrong-Savannah

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 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 that is becoming increasingly interdependent and in which vast new multiplications of cultural forces are emerging.

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

Additional Requirements: 4 Credit Hours

Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major: 18 Credit Hours

Topical Course Selection: 15 Credit Hours

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

Area of Emphasis: 15 Credit Hours

Choose one of the following:

  1. Global Markets
  2. Security and Diplomacy
  3. Development and Sustainability
  4. Global Cultures

See below for requirements.

Note: A minimum of 6 upper division hours of INTS courses are required in each area of emphasis.

Minor: 15 Credit Hours

Students are encouraged to choose minor that complements their area of emphasis.

General Electives: 3 Credit Hours

Select 3 credit hours of general electives or internship hours.

Any FORL 1001/1002 needed for prerequisite purposes, but not taken in the Core will count toward general electives.

Total Credit Hours: 124

Areas of Emphasis

Students must choose a minimum of 6 upper division credit hours of INTS courses in their chosen area of emphasis to satisfy degree requirements.

Foreign Language Emphasis

Choose 15 upper division credit hours in a single foreign language.

Regional Emphasis

Select 15 hours of courses from one of the regions below

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all INTS designated courses and all courses within the major requirements.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 upper division credit hours in INTS courses.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 39 upper division credit hours.


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