International Studies

Office of Multidisciplinary Degrees
College of Arts and Science
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International Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is an individually designed major with a strong multicultural and global focus. Students in the major have the opportunity to design a major that reflects their own interests and goals. The increased level of flexibility requires a higher level of commitment than is typical of traditional majors because students MUST do the work of building their own degree.

International Studies majors acquire analytical skills and knowledge that will enable them to understand and contribute to shaping the quickly evolving global community. The program prepares students for graduate study and careers in academia, teaching, law, business, public policy, humanitarian aid, non-profit organizations, government, and diplomacy. Students in the program will study advanced foreign language and participate in a study abroad experience to fulfill degree requirements. 

International Business

The dual degree program in International Business leads to the BS in Business Administration from the Trulaske College of Business and the BA in International Studies from the College of Arts & Science. This degree typically takes 4 1/2+ years to complete. Students in the program will study advanced foreign language and participate in a study abroad experience to fulfill degree requirements.

International Studies majors acquire analytical skills and knowledge that will enable them to understand and contribute to shaping the quickly evolving global community. The program prepares students for graduate study and careers in academia, teaching, law, business, public policy, humanitarian aid, non-profit organizations, government, and diplomacy. 

Faculty for International Studies are housed within other departments. 

While the College does not offer a graduate degree specific to international studies, the Office of Graduate Studies does offers a graduate academic Minor in International Development.

This catalog provides a complete list of graduate degree options for all Schools and Colleges at the University of Missouri. 

INTL_S 2940: Capstone Internship in International Studies

Internship limited to students pursuing the AB in International Studies Degree. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-6


INTL_S 2960: Capstone Readings in International Studies

Independent readings with supervisory faculty member. Open only to international studies majors. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 hours.

Credit Hour: 1-6


INTL_S 4290: Pre-Departure Seminar for the TaLK Program

Prior to beginning the TaLK Program in Korea, students will explore Korean language, culture and educational system through seminars and workshops provided by the Asian Affairs Staff and guest speakers. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


INTL_S 4940: Internship in International Studies

Internship limited to students pursuing the AB in International Studies degree. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-6


INTL_S 4960: Readings in International Studies

Independent readings with supervisory faculty member. Open only to International Studies majors. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 hours.

Credit Hour: 1-6


INTL_S 4970: Special Readings in International Studies

Independent readings with supervisory faculty member; this course serves as the students' capstone experience. Open only to International studies majors.

Credit Hour: 1-6


INTL_S 4971: Capstone Internship in International Studies

Internship experience which serves as the student's capstone experience. Program advisor must approve internships. Section 2 of this course will be designated for Service Learning Capstone experience. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-6