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B.A. in International Studies

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HST) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African-American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies (Envs 101); gender studies (G St 201, 301, 333, 350); philosophy; religion; Southern studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy. Note that a student taking the required 6 hours of one subject (astronomy or physics) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy must take the remaining 3 hours from another department.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Econ 202 3 Complete Econ 202 with a passing grade.
Econ 203 3 Complete Econ 203 with a passing grade.
Math 271 3 Complete Math 271 with a passing grade.
Inst 101 3 Inst 101: Introduction to International Studies
Inst 110 1 Student must successfully complete Inst 110.
Inst 111 1 Student must successfully complete Inst 111.
Inst 421 - C min 3 Complete Inst 421 with a grade of C or better.
Inst 422 - C min 3 Complete Inst 422 with a grade of C or better.
Inst 431 All international studies majors are required to complete Inst 431 in the semester immediately preceding graduation. This course is designed to administer the oral proficiency interview.
Core courses 9 Complete three out of the following four core: Inst 201, 203, 205, 207 and 209. Each course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Elective course 3 Student must complete an additional 3 hours in a 300-level elective course approved for the major. See advisor for list of approved courses.
Select Concentration Students must enroll in both a Thematic and a Regional concentration.
International studies residency 12 Student must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Language competency All students must demonstrate language competency by means of a proficiency exam.
Inst 381 3 Inst 381: Research Methods for INST Majors
Study abroad program All students must spend at least one semester in an approved study abroad program.
Resident Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Overall Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.

Conc - Regional - East Asia

Requirement Hours Description
9 hrs East Asia regional courses 9 Complete 9 hours of approved upper-level courses in regional concentration. See advisor for list of approved classes.

Conc - Regional - Europe

Requirement Hours Description
9 hrs Europe regional courses 9 Complete 9 hours of approved upper-level courses in regional concentration. See advisor for list of approved classes.

Conc - Regional - Latin America

Requirement Hours Description
9 hrs Latin Amer regional courses 9 Complete 9 hours of approved upper-level courses in regional concentration. See advisor for list of approved classes.

Conc - Regional - Middle East

Requirement Hours Description
9 hrs Middle East regional courses 9 Complete 9 hours of approved upper-level courses in regional concentration. See advisor for list of approved classes.

Conc - Thematic - Global Econ & Bus

Requirement Hours Description
9 hrs Global Economics and Business 9 Complete 9 hours of approved upper-level courses in thematic concentration. See advisor for list of approved classes.

Conc - Thematic - Intl Gov & Politics

Requirement Hours Description
9 hrs Intn'l Governance and Politics 9 Complete 9 hours of approved upper-level courses in thematic concentration. See advisor for list of approved classes.

Conc - Thematic - Social and Cultural Id

Requirement Hours Description
9 hrs Social and Cultural Identity 9 Complete 9 hours of approved upper-level courses in thematic concentration. See advisor for list of approved classes.

Conc - Thematic - Global Health

Requirement Hours Description
9 hrs Global Health 9 Complete 9 hours of approved upper-level courses in thematic concentration. See advisor for list of approved classes.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.