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International Studies


The minor in International Studies benefits students who want to engage in a focused program of coursework in international studies, but are majoring in disciplines the provide them with few opportunities to pursue their interest. The minor also benefits students whose majors allow them to explore aspects of the international system, but who want to broaden their studies to include perspectives of other disciplines or to focus more closely on particular regions of the world.

Minor Requirements

The curriculum leading to a minor in international studies consists of 18 semester hours of coursework (6 courses) and the fulfillment of a language proficiency requirement. Courses completed to satisfy the language requirement do not count toward the 18 semester hours of coursework.

Of the 18 hours of coursework leading to a minor in international studies, students must successfully complete all of the following:

In order to ensure the interdisciplinary character of the program, no more than two courses eligible for international studies minor credit may be taken in a single academic department, with the exception of courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement.

Language Requirement

The language requirement for the minor in International Studies may be satisfied in any of the following ways:

Declaring a Minor in International Studies

Utilize LOCUS to declare a minor.  It is also encouraged that you meet with the International Studies program assistant, director, or assistant director to fill out basic paperwork and discuss program requirements, career goals, and internship options.


International Studies Program
1032 W. Sheridan Road, Crown Center 328, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8999 · Fax: 773.508.3131 · E-mail: tpintch@luc.edu

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