Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) Major in International Studies (Travel and Tourism Focus)

Minimum required: 120 semester 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. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. Required courses in this degree program include:
    ACC 2301Accounting in Organizations and Society3
    GEO 3340Political Geography3
    6 hours advanced European or World HIST electives (one course before 1700, and one course after 1700; see Department of History Group A and B courses)6
    MGT 3303Management of Organizations3
    MKT 3343Principles of Marketing3
    IS 4687International Studies Internship6
  3. Choose 2 additional courses (6 hours) from the list of prescribed electives for the Travel and Tourism focus.
  4. It is strongly recommended that students also complete ENG 2330 and ENG 2340 to satisfy the general education core and additional B.A. sophomore ENG Literature requirements.
  5. All students are required to complete a global academic experience that can be fulfilled by a study abroad course or an independent study/research course 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 Science3
POSI 33223PHIL 1305 or 13203
Modern Language 23103HIST 2310 or 23203
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 Focus26IS 43803
IS 46876International Studies Focus29
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

The 3 hour advanced language course requirement must be completed 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 - Travel and Tourism focus, please visit the Center for International Studies website at