It is the mission of the CIS Department to develop competent professionals for international service through training and service learning opportunities in cross-cultural studies, world arts, linguistics, TESOL, and any other international service specializations developed by or assigned to the department for implementation.
GIAL offers junior and senior level undergraduate courses for a BA in International Service. Students major in International Service and choose at least one minor.
Minors: Cross-Cultural Service, Linguistics, World Arts, and Minor/Certificate in TESOL
The College of International Studies offers a variety of courses for degree requirements and electives. Courses offered are all at the Junior and Senior level as students are expected to have already completed 54 credits of undergraduate study prior to attending GIAL. See Petition to Transfer General Education Credits (download fill-in PDF).
The degree program minors for the GIAL degree program reflect the desire of students for some specialized education as part of their undergraduate experience.