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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Foreign Language 2001 through 2002
Introduction to International Studies
Research Methods in International Studies
Elementary Statistics
Select 3 credit hours from the following:
Introduction to Anthropology
Principles of Microeconomics
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Religious Studies
Introduction to Sociology
Major Requirements 1
International Studies Core:
INTS   3130Contemporary World Cultures3
INTS   3230Global Issues3
INTS   4630Seminar in International Studies3
Twenty-seven (27) credit hours within the major will be used to fulfill the emphasis requirements. Students will choose five courses from one of the three topical emphases, and one course each from two of the four regional emphases, and one course from the theory emphasis. 2
Topical Emphasis - Select one area15
1. Development, Aid, and Sustainability
2. Security, Conflict, and Diplomacy
3. Societies, Cultures, and Traditions
Regional Emphasis - Select two areas9
1. Asia
2. Africa
3. Latin America
4. Europe
Theory Emphasis3
Select 15 credit hours of foreign language15
Electives or Internship
Select 9 credit hours of Electives or Internship9
Total Credit Hours124

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 University Honors Program;
  • 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 University Honors Program at the time of graduation.


Ann Price
CBSS Advisement Center
Carroll Building 2244
(912) 478-1365