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International and Globalization Studies (B.A.)


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The major in International and Globalization Studies builds the skills necessary to understand an increasingly interdependent world.The major joins study in economics, modern history, and political science to intensive work in a foreign language. Students find that interdisciplinary perspectives widen their horizons, promote rapid intellectual and personal growth, and can open doors to new and challenging career options in multi-national companies, international banking, government agencies, or international non-profit organizations.

International and Globalization Studies majors complete a required program core of 40 credits. A minor in Communications is an attractive choice for developing additional career options. To further language fluency and to assure a genuine international experience, students should spend a significant time abroad in the country whose language they are studying. Typically, this means a semester of study, but it could also comprise an internship or work-abroad experience.

Students must complete a minimum of 90 credits in liberal arts courses and participate in sone sort of study abroad experience, either short-term or for an entire semester.

Degree Requirements


International Studies Core: 27 Credits


Select one of the following courses: 3 Credits


Select one of the following courses (QR): 4 Credits


International Studies Global Electives


Select two of the following courses: 6 Credits


    Area Studies Electives


    Select three of the following courses: 9 Credits


    Courses must come from at least two geographic groups. 

    Group 1 – East Asia


      Group 2 – South Asia, Middle East, Africa


        Group 3 – the Americas


          Group 4 – Europe


            General Education Requirements not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses


            Core Requirements


            Natural Sciences: 6 Credits


            Electives: 55 Credits


            Total credits required for degree: 120


            Advising Note:


            The International and Globalization Studies major will be discontinued after 2013.  Students who enter after Fall 2013 who wish to pursue this academic program will be encouraged to enroll in the BA in History program with the International Globalization Studies pathway.

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