International Studies : About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum grade of C in PSC 102 and UGC 112.

Acceptance Information
Deadlines: Rolling
Number of Accepted Majors (2010-2011): 31
Number of majors currently enrolled: 44

Degree Requirements
Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Each of the Interdisciplinary Degree Programs' concentrations offers a curriculum that allows students to combine coursework from three or more departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. There are also options to incorporate courses from other areas of the university, thereby allowing students to obtain a broad range of skills and education.

The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 25-200
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 25-50
Upper level/advanced courses is: 35-90

In the IDP, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do?

Many courses in the social sciences interdisciplinary program's curricula originate in other departments, where teaching assistants may be assigned instructional or grading duties.

Suggested Introductory Courses
  • An introductory foreign language course consistent with a focus area in the major
  • ECO 181 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • GEO 103 Geography of Economic System
  • PSC 102 Introduction to International Politics
  • UGC 112 World Civilizations II


For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

The IDP faculty, though limited in number, not only teach courses applicable to the program's degree tracks, but are also involved in the advisement of IDP majors, a function that is vitally important for students selecting courses from a number of different departments.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

The Interdisciplinary Degree Programs' concentrations offer an opportunity to focus studies on a particular topic whose breadth and diversity overlap several departments in the faculty.

Students in the International Studies concentration are encouraged to do study abroad for at least one semester. Students should consult with the program director about possibly using study abroad classes to meet major requirements.

Extracurricular Activities

Complementary Programs and Courses

Majors that Complement International Studies


Minors that Complement International Studies

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:28 EST