This program provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in international studies and for a wide variety of employment opportunities, both domestically and abroad. The program is interdisciplinary, and students have a great deal of flexibility in designing their program of study to match their career interests. Students majoring in international studies take a total of 21 hours from the international studies curriculum and eight hours of a single foreign language.

This program allows students to receive an Associate of Arts in International Studies degree. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

Total General Education Requirements: 36-42 Credits

Core Courses

  • ANTH 1200 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • ECON 1010 - Macroeconomics (3)
  • GEOG 1000 - Introduction to World Regional Geography (3)
  • HIST 1120 - Western Civilization II (3)
  • POLS 1200 - Non-Western Political Cultures (3)
  • POLS 2310 - Introduction to International Relations (3)
  • SOC 1000 - Sociological Principles (3)
  • * Single Foreign Language (8)
  • Capstone Course (3)

Total Core Courses: 32 Credits

General Education and Electives

General Education and Electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Total Transfer and General Electives: 32 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 64


Scholarships: New international students are able to apply for $500/year scholarships once they arrive on campus. Students may apply for larger scholarships their second year of attendance

Program taught in:
  • English

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