College of International Studies
On December 10 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approved GIAL’s application for permission to offer an undergraduate degree program beginning in August 2014.
Our first undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts in International Service: BA-IS. The degree is intended to prepare students for international, cross-cultural service, as well as provide all of the undergraduate courses needed for entry into GIAL’s specialized graduate degree programs. Minors include cross-cultural service, linguistics and world arts.
GIAL will offer only the upper level courses of the degree program. All students will need to transfer in 54 hours of undergraduate semester credits (ush) including all of the general education requirements for a BA degree. THECB Elements of the Core Curriculum
Shelley Ashdown, D. Miss.,
Head, College of International StudiesCollege of International Studies Faculty
CJ Searsy, Instructor, M.A., University of Texas at Arlington,1998.
, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 2012.