Degrees and Programs:
This general education curriculum focus is designed for students enrolled in one of Peirce College's degree programs and who have an interest in international studies.
This general education curriculum focus benefits students in four ways:
- Many of the general education curriculum classes needed to complete a degree program can be completed by focusing on the major topic of International Studies.
- Students will graduate from Peirce College with an additional distinction: an associate or bachelor's level International Studies Focus acknowledgement on their transcripts.
- The bachelor's degree students will graduate with 33 credits in International Studies, the equivalent to a minor at many other colleges and universities.
- In our globally competitive marketplace, an International Studies Focus designation on a resume and emphasized in discussion during a job interview may be an excellent competitive advantage for job-seekers.
Requirements include completion of five courses for the associate level general education curriculum focus and an additional six courses for the bachelor's level general education curriculum focus, along with an international focus on the Capstone Project.
English 101 is a pre-requisite for many of the courses, and students are strongly recommended to complete ENG 101 and BIS 101 before pursuing the requirements of this general education curriculum focus. All prerequisite requirements for desired courses must be met.
Students should meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss prerequisite requirements. INT 101, Introduction to International Business and Cultures, and MKT 305, International Marketing, are among the courses a student may choose to fulfill the International Studies focus, although these courses are not a requirement of some degree programs. Students choosing these two courses as part of this curriculum focus may require more than 121 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Associate Level General Education Curriculum Requirements for a Focus on International Studies
- Choose 2 ENG/COM
- Choose 2 SOC SCI
- Choose 1 HUM/HIS
Participating in the above courses fulfills 5 of the 9 associate degree General Education Curriculum requirements.
Bachelor's Level General Education Curriculum Requirements for a Focus on International Studies
Take the 5 courses above PLUS
- Choose 1 ENG/COM
- Choose 2 HUM/HIS
- Choose 2 SOC SCI
- Choose 1 GEN ED
Participating in the above courses fulfills 6 of the 8 bachelor's degree General Education Curriculum requirements. The bachelor's degree option fulfills a total of 11 classes out of the 17 general education curriculum classes required.