International Studies - BA, Environmental Studies Track

The BA in International Studies (INTS) is an interdisciplinary degree that combines linguistic and regional expertise, with specialization in a sub-field specific to the track.

Environmental Studies Track

Globalization and rapid industrialization have brought about a set of environmental concerns that defy national boundaries. Students will work through a fascinating array of coursework chosen among various disciplines including geoscience, science, agriculture and life sciences, and liberal arts. Ultimately students will have a firm grasp of the myriad environmental issues that arise from our global interconnectedness.

Principle objectives

  1. To guide students through the complex cultural, social, political, and economic stakes of global interdependence.
  2. To assure a measurable proficiency in a foreign language.
  3. To assure regional cultural competency through a structured and integrated abroad experience.
  4. To provide a historical dimension to current conceptions of globalization.


The degree plan consists of a combination of INTS core courses, with electives tailored for each track, area studies courses in the region corresponding to the student's foreign language choice, foreign language courses, and at least one long semester or 10-week summer study abroad or other approved international program with an emphasis on cultural and linguistic immersion.