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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State University Park

Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 2011

International Studies - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (INLST)


This interdisciplinary major is intended to provide, for undergraduate students in another major, the opportunity for an integrated course of international study leading to a second baccalaureate major. This major is available only as a concurrent or sequential major. The program includes 12 credits of foreign language study beyond the 12th-credit level or equivalent proficiency, and education abroad or equivalent work-internship experience, related advanced course work, and a senior course or project in International Studies. The language, international experience, and advanced study should be integrated around a thematic or geographical focus.

The degree (e.g., B.A., B.S., B.F.A., B.B.A., etc.) will normally match that of the student's first major.

Students in baccalaureate degree programs other than those leading to the B.A. who desire a B.A. degree in International Studies will receive concurrent degrees and have to fulfill all requirements for concurrent degrees and for the B.A. degree as indicated under "Concurrent Majors and Sequential Majors" in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of this bulletin and under "Baccalaureate Degree Requirements" at the beginning of this college section.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


INTST 493(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Students must complete 12 credits as participants in a Penn State or Penn State-approved education abroad program of a minimum of eight weeks in length or complete an internship or equivalent work experience approved by the International Studies adviser. (At least 3 credits must be at the 400 level.) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 12 credits of foreign language beyond the 12th-credit level proficiency in one foreign language. (At least 3 credits must be at the 300 level or higher. Courses taught in translation are not included.) [Note: For foreign language majors, study must be in a foreign language other than primary major.] (Sem: 1-5)

Select 6 credits of related course work from an approved list or additional foreign language study at the advanced level, or 3 credits of related course work selected from an approved list or additional foreign language study and 3 credits in a senior project, selected in consultation with the International Studies adviser (Sem: 7-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-07-053

Review Date: 1/31/00

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07



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