Mar 01, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

International Studies, BA (42-563) (120 hours)

Major, Bachelor of Arts Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Communicate effectively at the intermediate level in a foreign language.

  • Apply the discipline’s theories, approaches, and methods to interpret global issues.

  • Exhibit sensitivity and respect for other cultures as well as an ability to operate with civility in a complex, diverse and globalized world.

International Studies, BA (42-563) (4 Year Guide)  

Content Specializations

Geographic Specializations

General Education Requirements: 30 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements.  The following general education courses are required by this major:

Modern Language Requirement: 12 Semester Hours

All international studies majors must demonstrate proficiency in a modern language other than their native language. This requirement can be satisfied in one of the following ways: a) Complete 12 credit hours of one modern language with a grade of C or better in each course; b) Test and receive a ranking of “intermediate” (equivalent to 2 years or 12 hours) in a modern language; c) Test and receive a ranking of “intermediate” in both the oral and written portions of the ACTFL test in a modern language.

International Experience Requirement

All international studies majors must satisfy one of the following: a) Participate in a study abroad program approved by UCM; b) Participate in an international internship approved by the International Studies Director and sponsored by a school at UCM; c) Participate in an international service learning program approved by the International Studies Director.

Free Electives: 36 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours