The International Studies major consists of:
- INTL 101: Introduction to International Studies
- Block A: International Core Courses (16 credits)
- Block B: Professional Concentration Area (16 credits)
- Block C: Geographic Focus (16 credits)
- 3 years of a second language (or the “2+2” option)
- A significant intercultural experience (minimum of 10 weeks)*
A minimum of 52 credits, 32 of which must be upper-division, are required for the major (this number does not include the credits taken to fulfill the language requirement or intercultural experience). Courses must be passed with grades of C- or better to satisfy the major requirements.
All courses taken for the major must be graded, with the exception of the language requirement and up to 8 credits in INTL 406 or 409.
A maximum of 12 credits in courses taken to fulfill the university group requirements may be applied toward the International Studies major.
A maximum of 20 credits in courses taken in a single department (with the exception of International Studies) may be applied toward the International Studies major, exclusive of the language requirement.
*International Studies requires a significant intercultural experience (minimum 10-weeks) to fulfill the major requirements. This requirement is a core component of our program. The experiential learning requirement is most often fulfilled by study abroad or an internship abroad, chosen from the extensive opportunities available through the Global Education Oregon (GEO) program. Students may also fulfill this requirement through pre-approved, well-formulated domestic experiences. Please consult with your advisor to tailor your plans for your personal academic and professional aims.