Bachelor of Arts with Major in International Studies

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 of which must be from UND) including:

I. Essential Studies requirements (See University ES listing) 

II. A major in International Studies consists of 30 credits plus language credits. Students are required to participate in a study abroad experience through a University sponsored program. The program is organized around several categories: Language; Introduction and Capstone; Discipline Diversity; Regional & Thematic Diversity; Regional Diversity Outside of Concentration; and Study Abroad.

Language The foreign language requirement has two options: Option 1 Level IV second language proficiency plus two courses at the 300/400 levels in the same language. 300/400 level courses in languages can be counted towards the Regional & Thematic concentration (6 courses, 22 credits); Option 2 Level IV proficiency in second language plus level II proficiency in third language (6 courses, 24 credits)

Global Perspectives & Capstone: required unless authorized substitution
POLS 120Global Perspectives3
LANG 380Global Gateways3
LANG 480Capstone: Global Connections3
Discipline Diversity: 6 credits from the courses below in different departments.
ANTH 171Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ENGL 228Diversity in Global Literatures3
ENGL 2423
GEOG 161World Regional Geography3
GEOG 250Introduction to Geopolitics3
HIST 105World Civilizations I3
HIST 106World History II, 1000 CE-present3
POLS 220International Politics3
POLS 225Comparative Politics3
PHIL 1043
PHIL 105Religions of Asia3

Regional & Thematic Concentration 15 credits at the 300/400 levels with approval. Normally some of the credits will be fulfilled through Study Abroad.

Regional Diversity 3 credits at the 300/400 level from a region outside of the Regional & Thematic Concentration with approval.

Study Abroad 3-12 credits with approval by the International Studies adviser to be integrated with Foreign Language and/or Regional & Thematic Concentration requirements.