- Offered as:
- Specialization track
International area studies, an option in the general studies program, is for students who have interests that are both international and interdisciplinary. General studies is for students who have varied interests that cut across the usual departmental boundaries and wish to play a major role in forming their curriculum of study.
Students may choose to concentrate on Latin American studies, German area studies, and French area studies.
- Requirements and core courses
—Bachelor of arts in humanities with an international area studies focus
Students who wish to earn a bachelor of arts in humanities with a focus in international area studies will devise an approved, coherent program of study with the coordinator and a designated advisor who is a specialist in the student’s area of interest.
The program of study must fulfill an academic or career goal, include prerequisites consistent with 300-400 level major course work, satisfy general education requirements (GERs) and any additional requirements for the College of Liberal Arts, and include language proficiency appropriate to the cultural area. The area studies major will consist of a minimum of 40 credits. No course in which C- or lower is earned will be counted toward the major.
More details are available from the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures.
Note: 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
For students in international area studies
Students in the general studies program can apply for University-level scholarships and more than $50,000 in scholarships awarded by the College of Liberal Arts.
For all WSU students
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.
Students should complete the Washington State University general scholarship application and the FAFSA to ensure their eligibility for the widest range of scholarships and needed-based financial aid.
For information or to apply for financial aid and scholarships from WSU, see the Scholarships and Finances section of the WSU website.