International Studies


General Education Requirements (47 credits)

College Competencies (21 Credits)

ENWR1101     Academic Writing
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
Oral Communication
Quantitative Analysis
Ethical and Moral Analysis:
POLS2606     Ethics and Politics
Scientific Analysis

Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits)

Language and Culture
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Art and Humanities:
HIST1214     World Civilization I
HIST1215     World Civilization II

University Requirements (8 credits)

UNIV1001     Transitioning to University Life
UNIV1002      Preparing for Professional Life   
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives
UNIV2002      Global Issues

Major Requirements (36 credits)

Major Courses (15 credits)

POLS1102     Geography & World Issues
POLS2204     International Relations II
POLS2212     International Law
POLS2231     Comp. Government & Politics
POLS4600    Political Science Seminar (or)
POLS4875     Foreign Policy of the U.S.

Required Major Elective Courses (21 credits)

Minor/SAC (18 credits)
Free Electives (19 credits)
Total credits (120 credits)

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENWR1101 and ENWR1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

ORAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. This course could be in Philosophy or a course within a major program.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE:  For International Studies majors, this requirement can be satisfied by the completion of six credits of an intermediate or advanced foreign language, language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Psychology, or Sociology.

ART AND HUMANITIES:   This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.