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4-Year Plan to the BS in International Studies

The Bachelor of Science in International Studies degree is designed to be completed in four years of full-time study without summer courses. The following idealized plan is designed to facilitate student planning.

Year 1: Fall (14 credit hours)

IS 1000 Orientation to International Studies (1)
SPSU 1001 Orientation (1)
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (3)
MATH 1111 College Algebra (3)
POLS 2401 Global Issues (3)
HIST 2111 or 2112 US History OR POLS 1101 American Government (3)

Year 1: Spring (16 credit hours)

ENGL 1102 English Composition II (3)
MATH 1113 Pre-calculus (4)
Language 1002* (3)
HIST 1111 or 1112 Survey of World Civilizations (3)
Area E-4 course (3)

Year 2: Fall (15 credit hours)

Area D Lab Science (4)
STS 2400 Sci, Tech, & Society (2)
Language 2001 (3)
COMM 2300 Research (3)
ENGL 2XXX Literature (3)

Year 2: Spring (15 credit hours)

Area D Lab Science (4)
COMM 2400 Speech (2)
POLS 2100 Quant. Methods (3)
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology OR
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Year 3: Fall (15 credit hours)

POLS 3009 Foundations of Public Policy (3)
POLS 3001 Comparative Politics (3)
ECON 1101 Introduction to Economics(3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (3)
Minor / Free Elective Course (3)

Year 3: Spring (15 credit hours)

POLS 4009 Comparative Public Policy (3)
POLS 4301 International Political Economy (3)
Directed International Elective  OR IS 400X** (3)
Minor / Free Elective Courses (6)

Year 4: Fall (15 credit hours)

HIST 3801 World History since 1945 (3)
STS 4000 International Issues in Science and Technology (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (3)
Minor / Free Elective Courses (6)

Year 4: Spring (15 credit hours)

PSYC 3101 International Social Psychology (3)
IS 4800 International Studies Capstone (3)
Directed International Elective OR IS 400X** (3)
Minor / Free Elective Courses (6)

*Prerequisite of Language 1001 or equivalent.
**At least ONE IS 400X regional studies is required 

 

Questions? Want more information? Contact the Political Science  Coordinator: Dr. Tom Rotnem or your assigned adviser.