It is the mission of the College of International Studies (CIS) department to develop competent professionals for international service through training and service learning opportunities in cross-cultural studies, world arts, linguistics, and TESOL, and any other international service specializations developed by or assigned to the department for implementation.
The degree is intended to prepare students for serving others in a cross-cultural context either in the U.S. or internationally as well as provide all of the undergraduate courses needed for entry into GIAL’s specialized graduate degree programs. Minors include cross-cultural studies, world arts, a certificate in linguistics, and a certificate in TESOL.
The College of International Studies department offers a 121/122 ush undergraduate degree program that may be completed in a traditional 4-year schedule or completed in a concentrated 3-year schedule.
Students are allowed to transfer in a maximum of 50 hours of general education for all required Level 1 and Level 2 courses for the BA degree.