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    Dec 11, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

International Studies with a concentration in Global Conflict, BA

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In our increasingly interconnected world, businesses and government agencies have increased their search for employees who understand world issues, especially global conflicts and resolutions. A Bachelor of Arts with a major in international studies and a concentration in global conflict 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.

Major requirements

Majors need 42 hours from the list of approved courses below, including:

Global Conflict concentration, 36 hours

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

Regions Course, 9 hours

Students may select 9 hours of courses from the Regions Courses section of the Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Studies and a concentration in global perspectives degree.

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.




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.

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