Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) Major in International Studies (Travel and Tourism 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
Modern Language 141014Modern Language 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
Modern Language 231013Modern Language 232013
ECO 23143ECO 23153
PS 33513HIST 2310 or 2311 (TCCN HIST 2311 or 2321)3
 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
Modern Language Advanced13GEO 33033
HIST 2320 or 2312 (TCCN HIST 2312 or 2322)3MKT 33433
ACC 23013MGT 33033
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Early World History Elective3IS 43803
Modern World History Elective3Travel & Tourism Electives9
IS 46876 
GEO 33403 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

All five semesters of language requirements must be in the same language. American Sign Language (ASL) is not an option.


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).


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

Early World History Electives*

HIST 3313Europe During the Old Regime, 1600-17603
HIST 3315History of England to 16033
HIST 3319History of Brazil3
HIST 3322Colonial History of Latin America to 18283
HIST 3325IResistance and Rebellion in Colonial Latin America3
HIST 3327History of Mexico to 18483
HIST 4304Ancient Rome and the Mediterranean 500 B.C. to 500 A.D.3
HIST 4307Medieval European History, 300-14003
HIST 4317Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-16893
HIST 4320Origins of Christianity3
HIST 4325Islamic History to 17983
HIST 4333The History of Russia and Eurasia to 19173
HIST 4350DEmpire and Identity in Central Asia3
HIST 4350LHistory of Southeast Asia3
HIST 4350VHistory of Pakistan3

Modern World History Electives*

HIST 3310History of Europe, 1815-19193
HIST 3311History of Europe Since 19193
HIST 3312Renaissance and Reformation3
HIST 3314Revolutionary Europe, 1760-18153
HIST 3316History of England Since 16033
HIST 3320History of Mexico3
HIST 3324Latin America from Independence to Present3
HIST 3325GModern Revolutions in Latin American History3
HIST 3329Spanish Borderlands, 1521-18213
HIST 3368PThe U.S. and Britain in the Sixties3
HIST 3368UU.S. - Cuban Relations3
HIST 4318SBritain and the World3
HIST 4318UTopics in Industrial Britain3
HIST 4326The Modern Middle East3
HIST 4327The Problem of Palestine3
HIST 4328History of India3
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 4343Modern China, 1600-Present3
HIST 4344Modern Japan, 1600-Present3
HIST 4346Modern Korea3
HIST 4347Hong Kong in the Modern World3
HIST 4348Mahatma Gandhi and Nonviolence3
HIST 4350EGender in Latin American History3
HIST 4350KGender & Militarization in the Arab World3
HIST 4350RWorkers and Work in the Arab World3
HIST 4350TJapanese Urban Life3
HIST 4350YDevelopment of Secularism in Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey3
HIST 4373Economic and Social History of the Americas3

Travel and Tourism Electives*

Principles of Cultural Anthropology
Latin American Cultures
Archaeology of Mesoamerica
Studies in Arabic Language and Culture
Conversational Chinese
Studies in Chinese Language and Culture
Intercultural Communication
Diversity and Communication
Introduction to Global Diversity Issues
Emerging Market Economies
Comparative Economic Systems
Business French I
Studies in French Culture, Language, or Literature
Latin America
United States and Canada
Geography of North Africa and the Middle East
Geography of South and Southeast Asia
Geography of East Asia
Parks and Protected Places
Geography of the Russian Realm
Political Geography
World Population
Business German in Global Economy
Studies in German Culture, Language, or Literature
Studies in Italian Language and Culture
Advanced Japanese for Business
Japanese Language through Popular Culture
Studies in Japanese Language and Culture
International Advertising
International Communication
Latinas/Latinos and the Media
International Business
International Marketing
Planning and Development of Nature and Heritage Tourism
Public Finance Administration
Prevention of Disease
Consumer Health
Professional Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Comparative Politics
Theories of International Politics
Issues in World Politics
Economic Development in Latin America
International Conflict and Security
International Law
International Organizations
Politics of International Economic Relations
Industrial Psychology
International Psychology
Sociology of Latinos and Immigration
Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Complex Organizations
Globalization and Development
Business Spanish I
Business Spanish II
Studies in Spanish Culture, Language, or Literature

No more than 3 courses may be taken from the same discipline/prefix. Prerequisites and restrictions may apply to the following courses.