Office of International Studies

Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies (4180)

This is a multidisciplinary major for students interested in acquiring personal enrichment and a broadly based international perspective for eventual careers in government, foreign service, international organizations or foundations, international business, foreign area studies, international law, or journalism. The major consists of a minimum of 42 hours. The general education requirements for the Bachelor of .Arts degree must be met. Student must complete the following requirements for the major (core, area concentration and travel-study) and the required minor.


A. Core Courses (18 hours from selected courses) 

Four Courses (12 hours selected from the following courses):

  • Agricultural Economics 335: International Agricultural Trade 
  • Agricultural Economics 350: Marketing in North America
  • Economics 321: International Economics 
  • Economics 333: International Business 
  • English 330: Topics in World Literature
  • Finance 332: International Finance 
  • Geography 461: Economic Geography 
  • Geography 462: Political Geography 
  • History 441: History of Latin America
  • History 470: Topics in World History
  • Management 461: International Management
  • Marketing 410: International Marketing 
  • Political Science 321: International Relations 
  • Political Science 322: American Foreign Policy
  • Political Science 341: Comparative Politics 
  • Psychology 312: Social Psychology
  • Religious Studies 301: Major Religions of the World 
  • Sociology 304: Race, Class and Power 
  • Sociology 300: Cultural Anthropology
  • Sociology 433: Population Processes and Problems 
  • Sociology 495: Comparative Family Systems


Two courses (6 hours required of all students):

  • History 200: Introduction to International Studies
  • History 485: The Changing World Order (capstone course)


B. Area Concentration (18-21 hours)

Students will select an area concentration with a distinguishable business, cultural, geographical, historical or global interest. Students should consult with their advisers to plan their programs of study. Some suggested concentrations are listed below. Other concentrations may be considered.

  • Agriculture/Economics
  • Anthropology/Sociology
  • Asian Studies
  • Business with an emphasis on international
  • Canadian Studies
  • Central and South American Studies
  • European Studies
  • Geography/History
  • Global Finance
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy/Religious Studies

C. Foreign Language Minor (12 upper-division hours)

Students must minor in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. International students and resident aliens for whom it is determined that English is a second language may minor in English. A minor consists of at least 12 hours numbered 300 or above, plus any prerequisite courses. Students may wish to receive a certificate of proficiency, which requires 15 hours. It is highly recommended that students take an additional year of a second foreign language.


D. Travel-Study (6 hours minimum-12 hours maximum)

Majors must participate in a travel-study program in a foreign country so that the student may draw upon unique cultural and intellectual resources in the host country(ies) which will extend subject matter competence and develop language proficiency. Sensitivity to other cultures together with a new perspective on the American culture will contribute to the development of particular career interests. Although students may participate in any approved study-abroad program, it is strongly recommend that students take advantage of the many foreign-study opportunities available at UT Martin which may involve a summer, a semester, or a year. Note:  Travel study programs are available through the academic departments.


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Phone: 731 881 7573
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