International Studies, BA

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description:

International Studies (INTS) is an interdisciplinary major and minor that draws on the courses, faculty, and resources of a large number of UNM departments and colleges, with a central orientation toward contemporary global themes and different world areas. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the program is housed in the International Studies Institute (ISI) in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), yet is also draws on faculty and courses in the College of Fine Arts and the School of Architecture and Planning.

The core elements of the International Studies major and minor allow students to combine studies in languages, humanities, and social sciences with studies in other fields in order to create an integrated, interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration.

The International Studies degree program is administered by the International Studies Institute (ISI). The ISI not only provides the administrative support and advising for the INTS major and minor but also organizes lectures, lecture series, and special events and provides scholarships to undergraduates

Admission Requirements:


A minimum of 26 credit hours; 23 credit hours must be in courses acceptable toward graduation.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all work.

  • Transfer students must have a 2.0 transfer GPA.
  • Continuing UNM students must have a 2.00 institutional GPA.

Demonstrated academic achievement by satisfying the following:

  • Completion of the University Speaking and Writing Core.
  • Completion of the University Mathematics Core.
  • Completion of the University Foreign Language Core.

Completion of International Studies major admission coursework with grade of "C" or better:

  • One course at any level (excluding 101 and 111) from FREN, SPAN, GRMN, GREK, LATN, ITAL, PORT, RUSS, CHIN, JAPN, ARAB.

Contact Information:

Farah Nousheen:

A&S Advisor for International Studies
Humanities Bldg. Rm. 415A