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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies Structured Concentration, Multidisciplinary Studies, BA


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Program Director: Marie Olson Lounsbery (105-A Brewster Building; 252-328-2349; olsonlounsberym@ecu.edu)

The Multidisciplinary Studies, BA offers a structured concentration in international studies. Students fulfilling the degree requirements are awarded a Multidisciplinary, BA. 

The international studies structured concentration offers courses from a range of disciplines focusing on social, cultural, economic, and political areas of international importance in our increasingly globalized society. Majors are encouraged to study available modern language offerings and take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Study abroad coursework may be used to satisfy requirements for the major but must be approved by the program director. Additional courses beyond those listed may be approved by the program director if they contribute significantly to the student’s understanding of and appreciation for international studies.

To be accepted into the program, a student must have completed at least 30 s.h. with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.

For more information about international studies, please contact the program director or visit the program website.

The Multidisciplinary Studies, BA (international studies structured concentration) requires 120 s.h. as follows:

1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.


(For information about courses that carry general education credit view the General Education Program  section.)

2. Demonstrated foreign language proficiency through level 2004 - 12 s.h.


(For information about the foreign language requirement view Special Requirements for the BA Degree in the Academic Advisement, Progression and Support Services  section and Placement Testing, Foreign Language in the Admission and Readmission  section.)

3. Core - 30 s.h.


A minimum of 24 s.h. in sections 3 and 4 must be above 2999.

b. Approved courses in the international studies structured concentration (24 s.h.)


Internationally focused electives - 15 s.h.


Electives must be drawn from at least two disciplines and be above 2999. Students are to consult with the program director to determine their focus areas within the electives. 

4. Minor or approved structured electives - 18 s.h.


A minimum of 24 s.h. in sections 3 and 4 must be above 2999.

5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.


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