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The International Studies major is composed of 36 credits, distributed as follows:

Required Courses – 15 credits

  • International Studies 205 Contemporary International Issues
  • Foundation Courses (choose 2)
    • Geography 102 World Regional Geography (or 107Q1)
    • History 102 World Civilizations
    • Global Religions 102 World Religions (or 102Q1, 102Q2)
    • Political Science 101 Comparative Politics 
  • Skills Course (choose 1 from list)
  • 59-402 Senior Seminar in International Studies

Emphases – 15 upper-level credits within your chosen emphasis

Elective Courses – 6 credits 

Take 6 credits from any International Studies electives


Other Non-Credit Requirements

  • Disciplinary Distribution

International Studies majors are required to take courses from at least four different disciplines within their major. This distribution assures the interdisciplinary nature of your major. These courses may be part of your emphasis or your elective courses.

  • Foreign Language

All International Studies majors are required to complete the B.A. foreign language requirement, equating to at least two years (14 credits) of university-level study or its equivalent in one foreign language. Students arriving at UW Oshkosh with previous language study may test into the appropriate language level or test out of the two-year language requirement, pending approval from the Foreign Languages department.