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    Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

International Studies with a concentration in Business and Economics, BA


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In our increasingly interconnected world, businesses and government agencies have increased their search for employees who understand world issues. A Bachelor of Arts with a major in international studies and a concentration in business and economics makes you a valuable asset to any organization with whom you choose to work. 


This major is designed to prepare students for jobs in the public and private sectors, where globalization is increasing dramatically, or to enter a graduate degree program.

Degree requirements


Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the General University Requirements  in the Academics  section of this catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  requirements.

Business and Economics concentration, 36 hours


Twelve of the 36 hours must be advanced-level courses.

Regional courses, 9 hours


Other course requirements


  • 6 upper-division hours in a foreign language of the student’s choice. International students who attended high school in a non-native English-speaking country and have been exempted from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences foreign language requirement can substitute 6 hours of advanced English writing courses with prior approval of the International Studies director or academic advisor.
  • Latin and Sign Language courses will not count toward this requirement.

Minor


Optional.

Electives


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum  Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information, see an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Other information


ANTH 4701 PSCI 3700 PSCI 4700 PSCI 4820 HIST 4260 HIST 4262 HIST 4263 WGST 4260  can apply with advisor approval.

Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of Study Abroad opportunities. Students are also encouraged to do an internship related to their area of concentration; only 3 hours will apply towards the major.

Four-year degree plan (example)


The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
INST 2100 - Introduction to International Studies  3 hours  ECON 1110 - Principles of Macroeconomics  3 hours 
MATH 1180 - College Math for Business, Economics and Related Fields  3 hours  PSCI 2306 - US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions   3 hours  
PSCI 2305 - US Political Behavior and Policy  3 hours  CLASS Foreign Language-elementary    3 hours
CLASS Foreign Language-elementary  3 hours Communication core   3 hours
Communication core  3 hours Life and Physical Sciences core    3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
HIST 2610 - United States History to 1865  3 hours  HIST 2620 - United States History Since 1865  3 hours 
Creative Arts core  3 hours CLASS Foreign Language-intermediate  3 hours
Life and Physical Sciences core  3 hours Component Area Option core   3 hours
Language, Philosophy and Culture core  3 hours Economics selection 3 hours
CLASS Foreign Language-intermediate  3 hours Logistics and Business Practice selection 3 hours
Total   15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
MKTG 3651 - Foundations of Marketing Practice for Non-Business Majors   3 hours   MKTG 4280 - Global Marketing Issues and Practice  3 hours  
Regional selection 3 hours Economics selection 3 hours
Logistics and Business Practice selection 3 hours Regional selection 3 hours
Foreign Language-advanced 3 hours Foreign Language-advanced 3 hours
Elective 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
CLASS Distribution-Communication and Digital Skills   3 hours INST Senior Seminar or Internship 3 hours 
Logistics and Business Practice selection 3 hours CLASS Distribution-Diversity and Global Issues   3 hours
Logistics and Business Practice selection 3 hours Regional selection 3 hours
Elective 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Elective 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

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