International Studies (BA) – Modern and Classical Languages and Literature /International Studies Double Major
Majors in Arts and Sciences may be completed with a minimum of 120 semester hours unless designated otherwise. At least 30 hours of course work, which represents 25% of the required 120 hours, must be at the upper division level in order to fulfill the University’s residency requirement. At least 15 of the 30 upper-division hours must be in the major or concentration area. An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for graduation. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the student’s major or concentration area.
Modern and Classical Languages and Literature/international Studies Double Major
This program allows students to maximize their international training and experience. In addition to completing the 39 hours requirements for the International Studies major, the student will complete the program of study set out by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature. This option allows the student to develop language skills well beyond the pre-professional component of the program. Moreover, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature majors enjoy additional and special opportunities to participate in study abroad program.
The International Studies major is a rigorous interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to build a solid foundation for a career in international affairs. The program combines language fluency, international/ area studies, and international business, and, as such, fulfills the requirements for both the major and minor. The faculty directing the major is drawn mostly from the departments of modern and classical languages and literature, geography, history, philosophy, political science, sociology and anthropology.
All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. GEO 312 will satisfy the technology requirement for International Studies majors.
USA Education/Study Abroad
Students in International Studies are strongly encouraged to incorporate international experiences as part of their academic activities. Study, research, and internships as well as service learning and community service abroad are available options. For more information contact the IS Office and/or the USA Office of International Education.