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Undergraduate Certificate in International Studies

Admission to the Program

Open to students in enrolled in a degree program or at least junior standing or equivalent. Applicants must submit SAT scores and their official transcripts along with a one page statement of purpose. For international students whose first language is not English, a score of at least 550 (213 on the computer version) on the TOEFL is required. 

Certificate Requirements

  • 24 credit hours of approved course work with at least 12 credit hours at the 300-level or above with grades of C or better. 

Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses will not be accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements although these grades will be included in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average. Students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period after they are admitted. International students must enroll in 12 credit hours each semester (except for summer). All programs must be completed within four years. A maximum of 6 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit. 

Course Requirements

  • One of the following:

    SISU-105 World Politics FA3 (3)

    SISU-140 Cross-Cultural Communication FA3 (3)

    Other approved General Education Course 

  • 21 credit hours in courses approved by the advisor, including one course which serves as a capstone course