International Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (IS) is a unique interdisciplinary program that prepares students to collaborate and contribute successfully in our increasingly interdependent world.

The IS program prepares students to:

  • Analyze complex global and interdisciplinary issues
  • Understand other cultures and traditions
  • Engage in rigorous interdisciplinary research
  • Synthesize complex information from very diverse sources
  • Understand transnational issues affecting our world today, e.g. terrorism, sustainable environmental management, HIV/AIDs, etc.
  • Identify opportunities to work and/or volunteer abroad

The IS curriculum combines courses in the social sciences, humanities, arts and the sciences.  The goal of the program is to prepare students to solve global problems through the application of interdisciplinary skills.

The IS program focuses on the increasingly transnational, globalized world in which we live and the knowledge and experiences needed to function effectively.  Students examine transnational issues that impact their environment as well as the need to develop solutions to such issues.

The IS major prepares students for careers in government, international organizations, international commerce, and academic institutions that require an understanding of the cultures, economics, and politics of our global economy.

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Lower Division International studies foundation

ANTH 101Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
GBUSBusiness Communication3
INTL 221Political and Economic Geography3
INTL 252International Environmental Issues3
HUMN 110Introduction to Humanities3
Total Credits21

Upper division International studies core

Choose 30 credits from the following list:

INTB 301Development Economics3
INTB 320Global Business Environment3
INTB 325Cross Cultural Management3
INTL 350Formation and Implementation of Foreign Policy3
INTB 365International Affairs3
INTB 376International Law3
INTB 465Forces Driving Globalization3
INTB 390/490International Travel/ Internship3
INTL415International Organizations3
INTL 420International Terrorism and the Peace Process3
INTL 470Great Leaders of the 20th Century3
INTL 480/486Regional Studies (see list)3
HUMN 437World Indigenous People3
Total Credits30

 Capstone Seminar

INTL 475Capstone Seminar in International Studies3
Total Credits3

*Requirements listed above are based off the 2014-2015 Catalog, for other information check past catalogs or graduation requirements.