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International Studies Minor

International Studies Minor

As of Fall 2017, students have the option to minor in International Studies. The International Studies minor provides students with the opportunity to add a global perspective to any major, in addition to providing a solid grounding in intercultural communication and the foundations of global citizenship. Students are able to tailor coursework to their own professional and personal objectives, so the minor is a suitable complement to a BA or BS degree in any school or department.

Students may elect up to 12 lower division credits, which share a common purpose of fostering critical and cross-cultural thinking, as well as encouraging students to seek out and understand diverse perspectives and ways of approaching and communicating about current global issues. The 12 required upper division credits allow a deeper investigation of issues, regions and cultures, and hone research, effective writing and oral presentation skills in order to address rapidly changing and complex current and future issues.

Requirements for the International Studies Minor

  • 24 credits (6 courses) of INTL coursework
  • A minimum of 12 credits (3 courses) must be upper division
  • All courses must be taken in residence
  • Courses may be taken graded or P/NP, but students must receive a P or C- or above to receive credit toward the major

Click here to download the INTL minor planner. To add the minor, stop by 175 PLC to fill out an INTL Minor Declaration sheet.

For more information about which classes might be best for you, your interests, and your professional and/or academic objectives, please stop by and talk to our INTL Undergraduate Advisors or, if the advisors are unavailable, stop by our office in 175 PLC to speak with our Undergraduate Coordinator. You may also send an email to with questions about the minor.