This program provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in international studies and for a wide variety of employment opportunities, both domestically and abroad. The program is interdisciplinary, and students have a great deal of flexibility in designing their program of study to match their career interests. Students majoring in international studies take a total of 21 hours from the international studies curriculum and eight hours of a single foreign language.
This program allows students to receive an Associate of Arts in International Studies degree. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.