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International Studies

University of South Alabama
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

International Studies

The International Studies Program offers a multi-disciplinary and multi-college program designed to prepare students for the needs of our global society. The program, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, combines the study of foreign language and culture with broad training in international studies, regional studies, international relations, and international business.

The International Studies Program can be personalized in many ways and can include Internship, Study Abroad and Directed Study.

Admission requirements

Documents Required

  • Official high school transcript reflecting a minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Official ACT or SAT scores: a minimum ACT superscore of 19 OR a minimum SAT (critical reading + math only) score of 900 (if taken prior to March 2016) OR a minimum SAT (Evidence-based reading and writing + math only) score of 990 (if take March 2016 or after)

At this time, the University of South Alabama is accepting self-reported information that will be considered with your application for admission. All the information will be verified and your admission will be contingent on receipt of official documents.

Required Academic Core Courses:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of social science
  • 3 years of Math- Must include Algebra I and two higher level math courses (for example: Algebra II, Algebra w/ Finance, Algebraic Connections, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or other higher level math courses will be considered)
  • 3 years of science (At least two of the sciences must include labs)
  • 3 years of advanced electives (Courses chosen from any of the four core areas above and may include foreign language)

The Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Endorsement meets all University of South Alabama core requirements. The Credit Based Diploma awarded by Alabama High Schools is accepted; however, students must meet all high school core requirements listed above.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Major in International Studies


  • Global Issues
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • World Economic Geography
  • World Religions
  • Senior Seminar


  • Asian Studies
  • European Studies
  • Global Health
  • International Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Middle East Studies

Minor in International Studies


  • Global Issues
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • World Economic Geography

Tuition fees

  • In-State: 329.00 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State: 658.00 per credit hour

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

The International Studies Program prepares students for careers and graduate programs in a variety of fields, in the private, public, and non-governmental sectors. As an interdisciplinary program, International Studies exposes students to a variety of courses from multiple perspectives, encouraging students to think critically about global issues and problems. Recent graduates are employed in communications, peace studies, logistics, immigration and international law, education, international trade, environmental sustainability, and more.

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University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides our students with an exceptional education in business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. Located in Mobile, Alabama on the...

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University of South Alabama

555 N. University Blvd
36688 Mobile Alabama
United States of America

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