In Texas and throughout the United States the demand for graduates with knowledge of international business, cultural and area studies, and language skills continues to increase. The growing movement toward intercontinental and international trade blocs, such as NAFTA and the European Union, has created a need for people who are not only skilled in business and communications technology, but also cultural understanding and international business practices.
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.
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 3.00 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.