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International Studies Minor

Department of Political Science, 318 ten Hoor Hall
www.as.ua.edu/psc
internationalstudies@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to formally declare a minor. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA and all work attempted applicable to the minor throughout the entire higher education career.

Minor courses. The minor in international studies requires the successful completion of the following 18 semester hours:

CoursesHours
ANT 102, EC 111, GY 105, HY 102 (or HY 106), or PSC 204 6
Field requirement* 300 or 400 level 6
Field requirement* 6
Total 18
   
*Fields: Students must earn a minimum of 12 hours chosen from one of the following fields:
 
  1. International Relations: ANT 210, ANT 275, ANT 311, ANT 402, ANT 418, ANT 436,ANT 440, CIP 200, GY 155, GY 377, GY 453, GY 467, HY 326, HY 481, HY 482, IHP 105, IHP 155, PSC 203, PSC 413, PSC 414, PSC 433, PSC 434, PSC 435, PSC 441, PSC 442, PSC 443, PSC 444, PSC 445, and PSC 446.
  2. International Business: EC 430, EC 431, EC 440, EC 450, EC 453, FI 431, FI 441, IBA 350,
    IBA 351, IBA 459, IBA 460, MGT 459, MKT 455, or MKT 460.
  3. Peace and Conflict Studies: HY 341, HY 357, HY 358, HY 413, HY 480, HY 481, HY 482,
    EC 444, PSC 441, PSC 442, or PSC 446.

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional minor requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. If necessary, students may consult with the minor department academic advisor for questions concerning minor requirements.

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