Minor in International Studies
If a minor is required in your degree program, at least 9 (lower and/or upper-division) hours of courses in the minor must be completed at the University.
|Requirements for a Minor in International Studies||Credit Hours|
|A minimum of 21 hours, including at least 9 hours at the 300-400 level.||21|
|Students must complete:||9|
|9 hours from the following:||9|
|GEO 314, 315, 316;|
|HY 104, 228, 246, 303, 321, 323, 325, 326, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 347, 348, 356, 357, 362, 367, 368, 405, 429, 457, 461|
|IS 490, 492, 495; LG 200 or higher|
|PHL 354, 355|
|PSC 251, 360, 363, 364, 365, 368, 372, 450, 452, 470, 473, 475, 490 (appropriate area) or any IS-related course (upon approval of the Director).|
The International Studies major is a rigorous interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to build a solid foundation for a career in international affairs. The program combines language fluency, international/ area studies, and international business, and, as such, fulfills the requirements for both the major and minor. The faculty directing the major is drawn mostly from the departments of modern and classical languages and literature, geography, history, philosophy, political science, sociology and anthropology.
All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. GEO 312 will satisfy the technology requirement for International Studies majors.
USA Education/Study Abroad
Students in International Studies are strongly encouraged to incorporate international experiences as part of their academic activities. Study, research, and internships as well as service learning and community service abroad are available options. For more information contact the IS Office and/or the USA Office of International Education.