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International Studies

The International Studies major is designed to provide a course of study with an international focus. Contact the Political Science Department for more information, Bill Wilkerson, Chair of Political Science. Email:

Course Work

Six s.h. International Relations, 6 s.h. Diplomatic History/Foreign Policy, 12-15 s.h. Economics and Geography, and 9 s.h. International electives. Appropriate courses studied abroad can be used to meet the 33 s.h. requirement.

Foreign Study/Internship Requirement

This requirement is satisfied in one of two ways. Study in a foreign country for one full semester or summer (minimum 6 s.h.) or internship with substantial responsibilities dealing with international affairs in the United States or in a foreign country in an organization active in some aspect of international relations (minimum 6 s.h.).

Foreign Language Requirements

Proficiency equivalent to four college semesters in a language other than English, demonstrated either through appropriate course work or examination.

Overlap Within Major

Courses listed in Sections 1-3 may be taken as electives under Section 4. However, the student is still required to complete 33 s.h. in the major.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete the General Education requirements for a B.A. degree.


Students should meet with the International Studies advisor for approval of course selections.

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