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Minor in International Studies

Explore international topics, issues and research from cross-cultural, transnational perspectives. Study the international dimensions of your chosen field of study.

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Students complete 15 credit hours comprised of two required courses and three electives:

  • IS 200: Introduction to International Studies
  • IS 393: International Seminar in International Studies
  • Elective course
  • Elective course
  • Elective course

A maximum of one elective course can be at the 200 level. Additionally, you can only count one course from your minor curriculum toward both your minor and major requirements.

Students must also complete the foreign language proficiency requirement (FL 202). FL 202 does not count as a course for the minor.

We also encourage students to participate in a study abroad program as well as international activities or groups on campus. 

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Students can apply for admission to any university minor program in MyPack Portal. Admission will be based on the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review.


The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. 

Please note that the minor degree audit does not track whether students are in compliance with double-counting limitations between major requirements and minor requirements. Therefore, students should not rely solely on the minor degree audit. They should refer to the detailed requirements outlined on the official university minors website for guidance and reach out to the minor advisor listed there to discuss course plans and ensure they’re on track.