- Offered as:
- Specialization track
The international area studies major is for students who have interests that are both international and interdisciplinary and who wish to play a major role in forming their own curriculum. This course of study leads to a bachelor of arts in humanities with an international area studies focus.
- Requirements and core courses
Bachelor of arts in humanities with an international area studies focus
Students in this program devise their own program of study in collaboration with the program coordinator and a designated advisor who is a specialist in the student's area of interest. There are four programs within the area studies: European, French/Francophone, Germanic, and Latin American.
Students must complete a minimum of 40 credits. No course in which C- or lower is earned will be counted toward the major.
See the WSU Catalog for degree requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses. All students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, start by doing these two things:
- Complete the WSU general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration.
- Complete the FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. More about WSU scholarships and financial aid.
For students in international area studies
The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race awards numerous scholarships annually for new students, continuing students, and those pursuing study abroad. Visit the school's scholarship page for more information.
Students in the major can also apply for more than $50,000 in scholarships awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Visit the CAS website for more scholarship information.