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International Studies Courses

The Composite Major in International Studies consists of a total of 36 credit hours and is met by 24 major core credits, and 8 elective credits. Learn more about our complete list of courses.


4 credit hours of course work numbered 300 or higher in international or globally related courses selected in consultation with your advisor. These courses may be taken on or off-campus and usually will be in the following disciplines: art history, economics, history, modern languages (culture and/or literature courses), philosophy, political science, religion and sociology. It is strongly recommended that these courses be region specific to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East.


A modern language successfully completed through the second year level (4th semester) or demonstrated equivalency.


A year or semester study abroad program. To explore your options, visit Off-Campus Study. In consultation with an IS Academic Advisor students are able to earn directed elective credits for equivalent courses taken off campus.