Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


International Studies (INT)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 45.0901

College of Arts & Sciences


Major Description

The major in International Studies enables students to undertake programs of study which emphasize: (a) preparation for careers in international activities, or (b) the study of particular international themes or topics, or (c) the study of particular regions or cultures. Each student develops a course of study designed to fulfill his or her career and educational goals in consultation with the International Studies advisor.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students desiring to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the University's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this program.

Total Major Hours: 36 Hours

Major Core

The major consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours. At least 27 of these credit hours (nine courses) must be from the International Studies Program offerings.

Major Core Courses - 18 Hours

  • INR 3011 Globalization
  • INR 4083 Conflict in the World
  • INR 3038 International Wealth and Power or CPO 4034 Politics of the Developing Areas
  • INR 3202 International Human Rights or INR 4502 International Organizations
  • Two (2) area studies courses from the INT upper-division electives (3 credit hours each)

Major Elective Courses - 18 Hours

The additional 18 credit hours must include at least three elective courses (9 credit hours) from within the International Studies discipline offered in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies; the remaining 9 credit hours can be selected from courses offered from other departments which are approved by the major advisor as having adequate international or cross-cultural content. Please see the International Studies advisor for a full list of courses to meet the INT elective requirements.

With the approval of the major advisor, credits earned in INR 4900 and INR 4910 may be used to augment or substitute for the foregoing requirements. 

Additional Major Information

Major Advising

Students will be provided with academic advice and counsel about other courses offered throughout the university which may support and complement their major program. INT majors should plan their programs in conjunction with the advisor who is empowered to make appropriate substitutions when educationally justified.

For information on INT Advising, please visit http://usf.edu/sigs/undergraduate/.

Major Faculty

Professors: J.E. Benton, E. Conteh-Morgan, A. Hechiche, J. Merrick, M.M. Milani, B. Reiter, D. Slider; Associate Professors: K. Caruson, P. Funke, C.A. Hall, E. Kissi, D. Peng, S. Roach, K. Simeon-Jones, M.S. Solomon, S. Tauber; Assistant Professors: O. Jolaosho, M. Samnotra, N. Thompson, J. Woo; Professor Emeritus: M.M Amen, S. MacManus, H. Nelson, S. Northcutt, F.U. Ohaegbulam, H Vanden.

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