College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > International Studies > Undergraduate > International Studies (BA) > Major Requirements
All international studies majors are required to complete a twenty-credit individualized concentration designed in consultation with their faculty advisors. This concentration provides students with a depth of knowledge on a particular theme, approach, region, and/or question of some international importance. The concentration is restricted to 300-level INT courses (including cross-listed courses), with the following exceptions:
Proficiency in a language other than English is required and can be demonstrated through passing grades in college coursework through the intermediate (second-year) level, up to and including 106. Students with second language proficiency in a language taught at DePaul (go.depaul.edu/languages) may complete the language placement test through D2L. To request access, go to Campus Connect > New Student Homepage (select center title bar where it says Student Homepage) > Next Steps > Modern Language Placement Test. You’ll be directed to a new web browser tab and prompted to log into D2L. For languages not taught at DePaul, students may pay a fee to an external language test provider to demonstrate language proficiency in another language. Please visit go.depaul.edu/proficiency for additional instructions.
Open elective credit is also required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. International Studies majors have 56 open elective credit hours. Courses taken to meet the second language proficiency requirement may count as electives, Honors Program language requirement or learning domain classes in the Liberal Studies Program per the Modern Language Option.
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