Schools, Departments & Programs

International Studies

Minor in International Studies

Students should develop their minor in consultation with the International Studies academic advisor and their departmental advisors in their majors.


The minor comprises at least 15 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework including the following:

  1. I100 or I220 (3 credit hours).
  2. Students must choose one thematic concentration in which they wish to focus and must take the International Studies introductory-level course for that particular concentration (3 credit hours). Students may choose from the following thematic concentrations:
    • Global Health and Environment
    • Global Development
    • Human Rights and International Law
    • International Communication and the Arts
    • Identity and Conflict
    • Diplomacy, Security, Governance
  3. Students must complete a minimum of three International Studies courses at the 300–400 level (9 credit hours), excluding I400, I406 and X473. One of these courses must be a 300-level course in the student's chosen thematic concentration.
In fulfilling the above requirements, students must also meet all other College requirements for minors.