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  May 29, 2022
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

International Studies, B.A.

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Students electing a major in International Studies must meet Mississippi College’s core curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages. Because this is a comprehensive major no additional minor is required.


University Core - Science (4 hours)

Four hours of science are required, including one lecture with a corresponding lab.  Students are encouraged to choose from one of the following lab courses:

University Core - Mathematics (3 hours)

Any MAT course numbered 105 or higher, determined in consultation with the advisor.

University Core - Physical Education (2 hours)

Two hours are required.  Recommended courses are KIN 123 - Fitness for Life (2 hours) or two (1 hour) PED activity courses.

University Core - Chapel

Students at Mississippi College are required to complete chapel requirements based on the student classification at the time of enrollment as detailed below:

Freshman (0-23 semester hours) 4 semesters
Sophomore (24-53 semester hours) 3 semesters
Junior (54-83 semester hours) 2 semesters
Senior (84 or more semester hours) 1 semester

Students classified as ADP (Accelerated Degree Program) and students enrolled in online degree programs are exempt from chapel requirements.


Language Requirement (18 Hours)

 Students must take 18 semester hours of the same language, with 6 of those 18 hours at the 300 level or higher.

Study Abroad

Study abroad is mandatory for International Studies majors, either through summer or semester programs. The program advisor may substitute living abroad experience for study abroad. Students must apply for study abroad through the McMillian Center for Education Abroad and must complete the “Study Abroad Requirement Form” with the program director upon completion of their semester abroad.


Should be taken in the Fall or Spring of the student’s senior year.


Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor.


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