A strong understanding of international affairs and diverse cultures is increasingly important in today's world. With this global perspective in mind, WCU is excited to offer a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in international studies.
A “coordinate major,” the new 30-hour program will draw from existing internationally focused courses taught across the curriculum at WCU while requiring participating students to major in a second program of study. An additional 90 hours are required to earn the B.A. degree.
This means that while you're learning about international politics, world cultures, languages and globalization from faculty with international expertise, you also will be studying business, communication, history, art or any other discipline offered at WCU. The result will be unique programs that better prepare you for a variety of career fields with a global perspective.
The international studies program contains four components – an introduction, language courses, core competency courses and electives. Participating students will study at least one foreign language through the intermediate level. The core of study will be divided into three categories – politics, culture and globalization. The curriculum includes a “study abroad” option.
Expand your global and cultural awareness
Understand international affairs and diverse cultures
Major in a second program of study
Study at least one foreign language through intermediate level
Prepare for a variety of career fields with a global perspective
Learn from faculty with international expertise
Take your studies abroad