Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

A major in International Studies must meet or exceed the requirements for a major as specified by the College of Arts and Sciences, including at least 18 upper division credit hours. Beyond the core courses and foreign language classes, the curriculum for INST majors is constructed of those courses that have an international focus in disciplines such as history, political science, geography/geology, sociology, management, marketing, economics, philosophy and religion, English, and related courses in the fine arts and humanities.

 

Each INST major must first choose a Concentration in either Area Studies or Global Strategic Studies. No additional concentrations are required, although many INST majors choose to combine two Concentrations. Examples: Area Studies Concentration with Global Strategic Studies (GSS); International Management, Business, and Leadership (IMBL) with Area Studies; two Areas of preference; International Nonprofit Management and Leadership (INML) and an Area Studies preference; Global Strategic Studies (GSS) and Global IT Management and Leadership (GITML). Students majoring in International Studies (INST) are encouraged to discuss the diverse Concentration Options available to satisfy the requirements for the INST Major with the INST Major advising staff and members of the ISF. 

Courses required for the major (core curriculum):

INST 2130International Studies

3 credits

INST 4140Topics in International Studies

3 credits

GEOG 1020Introduction to Human Geography

3 credits

PSCI 2210Introduction to International Relations

3 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

ECON 2220Principles of Economics (Macro)

3 credits

In addition to the above requirements, each INST major must choose at least one Concentration from among the options listed below.   One of those options chosen must be either an Area Studies Concentration or the Global Strategic Studies Concentration.