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.

Advisement


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.