Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) Major in International Studies (Global Security Studies Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) degree requires three additional hours of English literature; and three hours of mathematics, science, logic, or computer science courses.

  3. Students are required to complete a global academic experience that can be fulfilled by an education abroad course or 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.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  5. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  6. To satisfy graduation requirements, students must have at least a 2.75 Texas State GPA and a 3.00 GPA in the International Studies major.

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Communication Component Code 0103Communication Component Code 0103
Mathematics Component Code 02023Creative Arts Component Code 0503
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703American History Component Code 0603
GEO 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN GEOG 1303])3Government/Political Science Component Code 0703
ARAB, CHI, FR, RUSS, or SPAN 141014ARAB, CHI, FR, RUSS, or SPAN 142014
US 11001 
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
American History Component Code 0603ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)33
ARAB, CHI, FR, RUSS, or SPAN 231013ARAB, CHI, FR, RUSS, or SPAN 232013
ANTH 13123HIST 2310 or 2311 (TCCN HIST 2311 or 2321)3
PS 33513PS 3352 or 33533
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303BAIS English Literature3
Component Area Option Code 090/0913BAIS Science, Math, Computer Science, or Logic3
ARAB, CHI, FR, RUSS, or SPAN Advanced13GEO 33033
HIST 2320 or 2312 (TCCN HIST 2312 or 2322)3Policy and Security History3
GEO 13103Global Security Elective3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
International Security Elective3International Security Elective3
Global Security Elective3Global Security Elective3
Global Security Elective3IS 43803
Global Security Elective3IS 43873
Crime and Security Elective3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

1 All five semester of language requirements must be in the same language.

2 One course from the following may be chosen to satisfy the Mathematics Component Code 020: MATH 1315 (TCCN 1314), MATH 1319 (TCCN 1324), MATH 1329 (TCCN 1325), MATH 2417 (TCCN 2412), or MATH 2471 (TCCN 2413).

3 An ENG Literature course may be selected from the following: ENG 2310 (TCCN ENGL 2322), ENG 2320 (TCCN ENGL 2323), ENG 2330 (TCCN ENGL 2332), ENG 2340 (TCCN ENGL 2333), ENG 2359 (TCCN ENGL 2327), ENG 2360 (TCCN ENGL 2328), ENG 2371

Policy and Security History

Pick 3 hours from the following

HIST 3325GModern Revolutions in Latin American History3
HIST 3328Militarism in Latin America3
HIST 3337History of U.S. Foreign Policy Making in the Muslim World3
HIST 3357History of U.S. Foreign Relations3
HIST 4364Military History of the United States3
HIST 4368War and Society3

International Security

Pick 6 hours from the following

ANTH 3351Anthropology of Peace and Violence3
GEO 3340Political Geography3
PS 3348Revolution and Nationalism 3
PS 4340BAuthoritarian Regimes 3
PS 4341Civil-Military Relations in Comparative Politics3
PS 4351International Conflict and Security3
PS 4354Politics of International Economic Relations3

Crime and Security

Pick 3 hours from the following

CJ 4309KIntelligence Analysis3
CJ 4314Terrorism in the United States3
CJ 4329Organized Crime3
CS 4371Computer System Security3
PS 4321American Foreign Policy3
PS 4350AU.S. National Affairs and Homeland Security3
PS 4355US National Security Strategy3

Global Security Electives*

Pick 15 hours from the following

ANTH 3351Anthropology of Peace and Violence 53
CIS 3350 43
CIS 4348 43
CIS 4350 43
CJ 4309KIntelligence Analysis 4, 53
CJ 4314Terrorism in the United States 53
CJ 4329Organized Crime 4, 53
CJ 4335The Psychology of Antisocial Behavior3
COMM 3325Communication and Conflict Management3
COMM 3332The Dark Side of Communication3
COMM 4325Communication and Technology3
COMM 4327Social Media in Organizations3
CS 4315Introduction to Data Mining and Information Retrieval 43
CS 4371Computer System Security 4, 53
DVST 3320Introduction to Global Diversity Issues3
GEO 3307Geography of Europe3
GEO 3308Latin America3
GEO 3309United States and Canada3
GEO 3328Geography of North Africa and the Middle East3
GEO 3332Geography of South and Southeast Asia3
GEO 3333Geography of East Asia3
GEO 3340Political Geography 53
GEO 4309Cultural and Political Ecology3
GEO 4328Geography of the Russian Realm3
GEO 4355Geography of Crime3
GEO 4393FGeographies of the Holocaust and Genocide3
HIST 3310History of Europe, 1815-19193
HIST 3311History of Europe Since 19193
HIST 3319History of Brazil3
HIST 3320History of Mexico3
HIST 3324Latin America from Independence to Present3
HIST 3325GModern Revolutions in Latin American History 53
HIST 3326The Southern Cone of Latin America3
HIST 3328Militarism in Latin America 53
HIST 3333History of Modern Spain from 1808 to Present3
HIST 3337History of U.S. Foreign Policy Making in the Muslim World 53
HIST 3357History of U.S. Foreign Relations 53
HIST 3368UU.S. - Cuban Relations3
HIST 3368XOrganization of the Modern American State3
HIST 3368ZA Global History of Pandemics3
HIST 3384History and Culture of Modern India3
HIST 4318SBritain and the World3
HIST 4323France and the Modern World3
HIST 4326The Modern Middle East3
HIST 4327The Problem of Palestine3
HIST 4332European Colonialism3
HIST 4334The History of Russia and Eurasia from 1917 to Present3
HIST 4336Germany from 1815 to Present3
HIST 4337Germany and National Socialism, 1918-19453
HIST 4342Modern Africa3
HIST 4343Modern China, 1600-Present3
HIST 4345Postwar Japan3
HIST 4346Modern Korea3
HIST 4347Hong Kong in the Modern World3
HIST 4350KGender & Militarization in the Arab World3
HIST 4350LHistory of Southeast Asia3
HIST 4350RWorkers and Work in the Arab World3
HIST 4350VHistory of Pakistan3
HIST 4353WWI: The Great War3
HIST 4362Peace and Nonviolence Movements3
HIST 4364Military History of the United States 53
HIST 4368War and Society 53
HON 2304CNonviolence and Sustainable Social Change 43
HON 2309CGreat Ideas: Humanities I 43
HON 2309EPreserving Humanity in the Face of Conflict: The War Story Genre 43
HON 3390HNature of Society: The Problem of Evil 43
HON 3395SGeographies of the Holocaust and Genocide 43
HON 3396UFrom White Slavery to Sex Trafficking 43
HON 3398FAnthropology of Peace and Violence 43
HON 3398NThe Anthropology of Religion and Fundamentalism 43
MC 4310International Communication3
MC 4382QMedia in Asia and Southeast Asia3
PHIL 3321Contemporary Moral Problems3
PHIL 4303Philosophy of Technology 43
PHIL 4360CPhilosophy, Nonviolence, Sustainability, and Social Change 43
PHIL 4360DMilitary Ethics 43
PHIL 4360FBiopolitics, Governmentality, and Ungovernability 43
PHIL 4361FEthics of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data 43
PHIL 4371Asian Philosophy 43
PHIL 4372Latin American Philosophy 43
PHIL 4373Themes in Africana Philosophy 43
PS 3343Government and Politics of Latin America 3
PS 3344Government and Politics of Europe 3
PS 3345Government and Politics of Russia 3
PS 3346Government and Politics of Asia 3
PS 3347Politics of Modern Southeast Asia 3
PS 3348Revolution and Nationalism 53
PS 3354United States-Latin America Relations3
PS 4313The Holocaust3
PS 4315The Politics of Dystopia3
PS 4321American Foreign Policy 53
PS 4331Islamic Law and Politics3
PS 4340BAuthoritarian Regimes 53
PS 4340ECivil War3
PS 4341Civil-Military Relations in Comparative Politics 53
PS 4342Economic Development in Latin America 3
PS 4344The Politics of Extremism 53
PS 4350AU.S. National Affairs and Homeland Security 53
PS 4351International Conflict and Security 53
PS 4353International Organizations3
PS 4354Politics of International Economic Relations 53
PS 4355US National Security Strategy 53
PSY 3315Psychopathology 43
PSY 3325Psychology of Persuasion 43
PSY 3337Psychology of Prejudice, Discrimination, and Hate 43
REL 4388Issues in Religion3
SOCI 3320Population Dynamics3
SOCI 3322Sociology of Latinos and Immigration3
SOCI 3325Social Deviance3
SOCI 3330Globalization and Development3
SOCI 3343Criminology3
SOCI 3375PSociology of Religion: A Global Perspective3
SOWK 3332Helping Troops Transition Back to their Families and Communities: The Invisible Wounds of War3
SOWK 4300FInternational Social Work3

4 Pre-requisites or departmental restrictions may apply

5 May count towards electives if taken in excess of the Required Courses for Global Security

* No more than 3 courses may be taken from the same subject.