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Pre-International Studies Major (PINS)

The undergraduate program in the Department of International Studies requires students to declare the Pre-International Studies (PINS) major. All students must complete the PINS requirements before applying to the INTL major.

Pre-Major Requirements

  • INTL 101
  • Two courses from Block A (INTL 199*, 240, 250, 260 and 280)
  • Second language sequence started or equivalency demonstrated
  • Completed the UO writing requirement (WR 121 and 122 or 123) or equivalency demonstrated (WR 123 is strongly encouraged)
  • Cumulative UO GPA of 3.0 or higher; or three consecutive terms of 3.0 or above
  • Completed at least 2 terms at the UO (apply your third term, if the other checklist items are complete)

*Only INTL 199 Globalization & the Global Economy, or an approved substitute, may count as a Block A course option with this course number.

Add/Drop the PINS Major

There are two ways to add or drop your PINS Major:

  1. Email the OCIAS Undergraduate Support Team at from your email address with your name, 95#, and the notice that you want to add or drop the PINS Major, or
  2. Make an appointment with a member of the Global Connections Advising Team in Tykeson Hall.

How do I schedule a remote appointment with a Global Connections Advisor in Tykeson?

  • To schedule a remote “drop-in” appointment M-F, 10-3pm:
    • Use the chat function on this website:
    • Call: 541-346-9200
  • To schedule a remote appointment, you can use the chat function on the website, or schedule directly through EAB Navigate. From there, they will receive instructions on using Microsoft Teams for a remote appointment.