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International Studies Program

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a degree in International Studies from SIUE, students must complete all general education and specific program/concentration requirements of this interdisciplinary 120-hour course of study, as follows:

  • A 36 credit-hour University general education requirement (including a choice of an IS course with a global focus)
  • A foreign language requirement (demonstration of a foreign language equivalent to passing the intermediate level of college-level courses, which can be achieved through 16 credit hours of foreign language courses)
  • A 42 credit-hour major requirement, including:
    • 12 credit hours of core courses
    • 6 credit hours of international travel study
    • 24 credit hours of major electives (an internship with an international focus - INTS 400 Internship in International Studies, and an independent project with an international focus - INTS 401 Independent Project in International Studies, are not required but highly encouraged as major electives)
  • An 18 credit-hour minor
  • Additional general electives adding up to the 120-hour course of study

To graduate, students must:

  • Receive a grade of C or better in ALL major coursework
  • Complete all requirements for the academic minor
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above in coursework completed at SIUE
  • File an application for graduation by the first day of the term in which the student plans to graduate.

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