Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) Major in International Studies (European Studies Focus)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All degree programs in the Center for International Studies are required to have at least a sophomore standing.
  2. Students must have successfully completed ENG 1310ENG 1320HIST 1310HIST 1320POSI 2310 and POSI 2320, or approved equivalents.
  3. Students must have a minimum 2.75 Texas State GPA to officially declare the major.
  4. Eligible students should schedule an advising appointment with the Liberal Arts Advising Center to declare the major in International Studies.

General Requirements

  1. Choose 9 courses (27 hours) from the list of prescribed electives for the European Studies focus. No more than 3 courses (9 hours) can be taken from a single discipline.
  2. All students are required to complete a global academic experience that can be fulfilled by a study abroad course or the IS 4387, if it entails international work, service, or group research. Consult with the academic program coordinator in the Center for International Studies for options.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 13103HIST 13103
POSI 23103ENG 13203
Modern Language 14104POSI 23203
MATH 13153Modern Language 14204
GEO 13103COMM 13103
US 11001 
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HIST 13203ECO 23153
English Literature3Life and Physical Sciences3
POSI 33223PHIL 1305 or 13203
Modern Language 23103HIST 2310 or 23113
ECO 23143Modern Language 23203
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HIST 2312 or 23203English Literature3
Modern Language Advanced13BA Science3
Life and Physical Sciences3GEO 33033
International Studies Focus23International Studies Focus26
Select one of the following:3 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
International Studies Focus212IS 43803
Elective3International Studies Focus26
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

The 3 hour advanced language course requirement must be completed in one of the main European languages, and should be from the same language that was completed for the additional B.A. requirements (2310 and 2320).


Students are required to select courses from a list of prescribed (preapproved) electives specific to each International Studies Focus. For a complete list of course options that will satisfy the International Studies - European Studies focus, please visit the Center for International Studies website at