INTS offers a professionally-oriented major, and students are expected to develop both a regional Zone of Expertise and Focus Theme specialization. Students should choose courses from the Introductory, Zone, and Theme courses that contribute to developing both a broad and deep understanding of international issues.

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I. Required Introductory Courses:

INTS 2020 Foundations of International Studies
ECON 2012 Macro Economics
PSCI 3042 International Relations or PSCI 3052 Comparative Politics
HIST 4032 Globalization in World History since 1945
COMM 4720 Global Communication or ANTH 2102 Culture & Human Experience

II. 10 courses combined from one Zone of Expertise and one Focus Theme:

    Zones of Expertise (for a list of courses, check the Course Offerings page)

    Africa (Sub-Saharan; French or other relevant language)
    Asia (Chinese or other relevant language)
    Colonial, Neo-Colonial, & Post-Colonial Worlds (English for non-native speakers, French, German, Spanish, or other relevant language)
    Europe (English for non-native speakers, French, German, Spanish, or other relevant language)
    Global (any language, English for non-native speakers)
    Islamic World (Arabic or other relevant language)
    Latin America (Spanish or other relevant language)
    North America (English for non-native speakers, French, Spanish, or other relevant language)

      Focus Themes (for a list of courses, check the Course Offerings page)

      Activism, Resistance, & Social Justice
      Environmental Studies
      Ethnicity, Nationalism, & Migration
      Feminist Theory & Gender Studies
      Global Arts & Cultures
      Global Development Studies
      Global Health Studies
      International Business, Communication, & Media
      International Political Economy
      Peace, Human Rights, & Security 


      III. Capstone Requirement:

      Students must complete a capstone seminar in the major, INTS 4990, which is available every semester.

      General International Studies Program Requirements

      • 16 classes (48 credits) required.

      • No more than 56 credits accepted toward graduation.

      • Students may transfer in 8 or fewer classes (24 credits).

      • C- or above required for all major courses.

      • Program Honors = 3.0 overall and 3.5 GPA within the major.

      • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required.

      • Students may use up to 6 internship credits toward International Studies graduation requirements.

      • Students may use up to 6 credits of independent study toward International Studies graduation requirements.

      • All International Studies majors must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English. Non-native English speakers may use English for their language proficiency. Language requirements may be fulfilled by successful completion of the fourth semester of a foreign language course sequence or by passing an equivalent proficiency exam. Two 2000-level language courses may be counted toward the major overall (but 2000-level language courses do not fulfill Zone or Focus Theme requirements). 3000- and 4000-level language courses may be counted toward the Zone, Focus Theme, or other requirements. 1000-level language courses cannot be counted toward the major but may be used to fulfill other graduation requirements.