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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Areas of Emphasis: Global Connections, Security and Diplomacy
Pathways: Liberal Arts and Humanities, World Cultures and Languages, Law and Public Policy, Behavioral and Social Sciences

This interdisciplinary program includes courses in political science, languages, geography, history, sociology, anthropology, economics and other topics. You'll gain valuable real-life experience through study abroad, global service learning and internships.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • INTS 199 Orientation to International Studies Exclamation Point
    1-2
  • Core Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    1
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 102
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Download the Guide application
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Join a student organization
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Join an intramural team
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    BUSA 201 Survey of Economics or
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • Regional Course
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    POLS 300 Empirical Political Analysis or
    SOCA 311 Social Research Methods
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • Regional Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • Regional Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • INTS 488 Capstone International Studies
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Join an intramural team
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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