A. All specific and group requirements for the bachelor of arts degree.
B. Thirty semester hours, fifteen of which must be at 3000 or 4000 level. The thirty hours in the major will include:
Six hours of core courses:
PSC 3315 Fundamentals of International Relations and
PSC 3304 Comparative Politics
Nine hours of
Nine hours of
Six hours of additional courses from the courses listed for the major.
C. Required courses in other fields. There are two versions of the major:
General version of the major requires one additional semester of modern language at 3000 or 4000 level beyond University requirements.
Intensive version of the major requires two additional semesters of modern language at the 3000 or 4000 level beyond University requirements and study or internship abroad.
(Language courses must be limited to courses that apply toward a major in that language; non-translation courses will not apply here.)
Eighteen semester hours including the following:
A. PSC 3315 and PSC 3304
B. The remaining twelve hours chosen from the Regional Studies or Global Issues courses listed in the International Studies major.
C. At least nine of the eighteen hours for the minor must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.
Baylor University offers an array of study abroad opportunities, including those led by Baylor professors. Although this is not a requirement for the general international studies major, all IS majors find that studying in another country exposes them to other cultures, peoples and overall enhances their educational experience. Moreover, study or internship abroad serves as one of two requirements for the intensive version of the major described above. For additional information about these programs, please contact the Center for Global Engagement.