B.A. in International Studies


The Department of Government, Legal Studies, and Philosophy offer a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. The Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies is designed for students who seek an interdisciplinary social science training in either a geographic area of the world or a pervasive global issue. Students take relevant courses in a variety of social science disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, geography, and philosophy. Students also complete foreign language coursework relevant to their regional interests. Some foreign languages are offered on campus in Stephenville, and many more can be taken via the A&M system’s many study abroad opportunities on various university campuses throughout the world. The major program also allows students to efficiently incorporate a minor program of their choice into their undergraduate studies and engage in study abroad opportunities in preparation for a variety of exciting career opportunities.

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The International Studies major program of study is currently offered primarily on the Stephenville campus in a face-to-face format.


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Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies helps students develop their oral and written communication skills, enhance their ability to think critically and creatively about real-world challenges and issues, broaden their understanding of cultural diversity, and provides them with a unique experience of the world. The program of study helps give students the intellectual tools, research skills, and experience to seek out employment in business, government, nonprofits, social services, consulting firms, and education.

Coursework Highlights

ClassNumberClass Name
GEOG1303World Regional Geography
POLS3308International Politics
POLS3314Comparative Politics
RELI3304World Religions
SOCI3330Social Science Statics
HIST4331World Since 1919
INTL4390International Studies Capstone

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

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