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 101 Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GBUS Business Communication 3
INTL 221 Political and Economic Geography 3
INTL 252 International Environmental Issues 3
HUMN 110 Introduction to Humanities 3
Total Credits 21

Upper division International studies core

Choose 30 credits from the following list:

INTB 301 Development Economics 3
INTB 320 Global Business Environment 3
INTB 325 Cross Cultural Management 3
INTL 350 Formation and Implementation of Foreign Policy 3
INTB 365 International Affairs 3
INTB 376 International Law 3
INTB 465 Forces Driving Globalization 3
INTB 390/490 International Travel/ Internship 3
INTL415 International Organizations 3
INTL 420 International Terrorism and the Peace Process 3
INTL 470 Great Leaders of the 20th Century 3
INTL 480/486 Regional Studies (see list) 3
HUMN 437 World Indigenous People 3
Total Credits 30

 Capstone Seminar

INTL 475 Capstone Seminar in International Studies 3
Total Credits 3

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