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Degree Requirements

A minimum of 123 credits is required for the bachelor's degree in Global Studies. 84 credits are required general education courses, electives, and baccalaureate requirements, and 39 credits are specific to the major.

Formal admission to the major requires 60 credits and a 2.0 GPA. However, even before you have 60 credits, please contact the Program Coordinators for advising and other important information.

This Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies is designed for students who are interested in a liberal arts degree with a concentration in global studies. Featuring both active and collaborative classroom experiences in addition to intensive study abroad/internship experiences, the program is designed for students who wish to develop a set of analytical and interpersonal skills that will prepare them for entry-level employment in a wide range of government and non-profit organizations and agencies and in businesses and industry. Because of the flexible and broad nature of the degree, students might also use this major as preparation for graduate or professional school in business, law, or the social sciences. This program differs most notably from traditional majors in international/global studies by requiring core courses in world literature and intercultural communication, while retaining the traditional foreign language, history, and political science emphasis of most other programs. Study abroad and an internship with an international organization are also important features of this degree.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 15 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 39 credits[1]
Including 24 credits at the 400 level (6 credits of which are included in the prescribed courses, the other 18 must be chosen from the option tracks below). A minimum of 3 credits of study abroad (meeting any requirement) and 3 credits of INTST 495 are required for the completion of this degree.

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 18-24 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18-24 credits)
PL SC 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
C HIS 320W(3) (Sem: 1-6)
CAS 271 GI(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 403(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CAS 471 GI(3) (Sem: 7-8)
INTST 495 (3-9) (Sem: 7-8)

CONTEMPORARY HISTORY AND POLITICS OPTION: 15-21 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-21 credits)
Select 15-21 credits from the following list of courses:
HIST 120 GS(3), HIST 175 GH;GI(3), HIST 179 GH(3), HIST 181 GH;DF(3), HIST 192 GH;DF(3) (Sem: 1-6)
PL SC 413(3), PL SC 454 GI(3) (Sem: 3-8)
C HIS 440 DF(3), HIST 467(3), HIST 468(3), HSTRY 481(3), PL SC 412(3), POLSC 428 GI(3), PL SC 451(3) (Sem: 5-8)

LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE OPTION: 15-21 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-21 credits)
Select 15-21 credits from the following list of courses:
HIST 179 GH(3); SPAN 131 GH;GI(3) or SPAN 131W GH;GI(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SPAN 100(3)[83] (Sem: 3-6)
HIST 467(3), HIST 468(3), SPAN 200(3)[83], SPAN 220(3)[83], SPAN 253(3)[83] (Sem: 3-8)
SPAN 300W(3)[83], SPAN 420(3)[83], SPAN 476(3)[83] (Sem: 5-8)
SPAN 497(1-9)[83] (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must maintain a grade-point average of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[83] These courses also constitute the projected Spanish minor.