B.A. Global Studies with U.S. and World Affairs Concentration

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. in Global Studies.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1123 Recommended 13
Objective 4 - LANG 1101 or LANG 1102 and another Objective 4 course from the Humanities or Fine Arts categories7
Objective 57
Objective 6 - GLBL 22036
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 9 - GLBL 2202 or GLBL 22703
Total Credits38

 “P” courses are equivalent to the original course.   

Major Requirements

12 credits from any combination of languages offered by the department or the equivalent demonstrated competency12
GLBL 2202The World Today:Introduction to Global Issues (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
World Regional Geography and Cultures (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)
GLBL 2203International Organizations Today: Conflicts and Cooperation (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
GLBL 3350Frank Church Symposium3
GLBL 3400Simulation for Global Affairs3
GLBL 4493Senior Thesis/Capstone4
POLS 2221Introduction to International Relations3
The United States and World Affairs Concentration9
This area of concentration is for those students whose primary interest is in American foreign policy and global governance. Students pursuing this concentration prepare for careers in diplomacy and global public service with international non-profit and inter-governmental organizations. Choose nine (9) credits of upper division Global Studies courses that have not been used to fulfill another program requirement or speak to your major advisor about what other courses may be used. Additionally, the senior thesis/capstone must be on a topic in US and world affairs to be approved by the advisor.
All required courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- (C minus).
Total Credits40

Degree Totals 

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education38
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)30
Upper Division Free Electives17
Free Electives35
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)