In Texas and throughout the United States the demand for graduates with knowledge of international business, cultural and area studies, and international relations continues to increase. The growing movement toward globalization has created a need for global citizens who are culturally aware and internationally oriented. The Center for International Studies is committed to producing such individuals.
The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS) degree addresses this need and prepares students for work in multinational corporations, state and federal governmental agencies with international divisions, and nonprofit organizations as well as other areas of the international job market.
BAIS, Major in International Studies with the following foci:
Students will generally be accepted under pre-major status. To gain acceptance into the International Studies major, students are required to have completed at least 30 hours, have a 2.75 Texas State GPA and a 3.00 major GPA, which must be maintained through graduation. All majors are required to complete the Texas State general education core curriculum, the additional Bachelor of Arts degree requirements, the International Studies core including one advanced modern language course, and the International Studies major focus courses.
Although a minor is not required in the current catalog, it is an option that should be discussed with the academic advisor. Students must meet all course prerequisites.
Note: All IS majors assigned to the 2012-2014 Undergraduate Academic Catalog are required to compled a global academic experience that can be fulfilled by a study abroad course or IS 4687, International Studies Internaship, if it entails internatoinal work, service, or group research. Consult with an academic advisor for options.
International Studies Minor
Pursuing a minor in International Studies provides non-IS majors with a global perspective. This minor provides a valuable international component to any degree plan. Required courses include World Geography, Political Geography, Economic Geography, and an Introduction to International Studies. Students may then choose from the course catalog to fill out their remaining hours. The International Studies minor includes 21 total hours of coursework.