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Degree Requirements

In Fall 2018 the International Studies Program is launching a revamped curriculum with a new focus on thematic concentrations, languages and study abroad experience. Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2018 will have the option to choose the new program or the old program. All students who matriculate as of Fall 2018 will follow the new program curriculum. 

Each student in International Studies can take a wide variety of courses to satisfy the course requirements. Because students must show a minimum of eight courses not double-counted in any other major(s), students should see an international studies adviser when designing their program. All IS adjunct majors and minors must satisfy the 2-year Weinberg language proficiency requirement.

New Program 10-12 courses (Beginning Fall 2018) 

Adjunct majors must complete a minimum of 10 courses including 5 Core courses, 4 Thematic courses and 1 Senior Integrating Seminar or the Honors Sequence (2 courses).  All Students must take at least three foreign language courses at Northwestern.

Old Program 12-14 courses (for students entering prior to Fall 2018) 

Adjunct majors must complete a minimum of 12 courses including 5 Core courses, 3 Thematic courses, 3 Regional courses, and 1 Senior Integrating Seminar or the Honors Sequence (2 courses)

Minors must complete 8 courses including 5 Core courses and 3 additional courses in either a Regional or Thematic concentration.

 

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