2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies (4+1), BA/MA

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Students can apply for admission to the 4+1 program if they fulfill the following requirements:

  • BAIS student with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major
  • Apply no later than Spring of Junior year or once the student has completed 64 units; early application strongly encouraged to prepare for graduate coursework

Applicants will be notified of decisions no later than the semester after their application is received. Students can officially matriculate into the MA program upon completion of their college graduation requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Please see the International Studies Major  and International Studies, MA  pages. 

Undergraduate Program Requirements

Students complete the 48-unit BAIS degree.

NOTE: BAIS 399 - BAIS Internship and a 4th semester language course are required for the BA for 4+1 students, to be completed by the end of their 4th year. Students can apply to the 4+1 program before completing these courses.

MA in International Studies 4+1

The MAIS degree is 34 units. Course requirements are specified in the International Studies, MA  concentration pages.

For the 4+1 program:

  • 8 units overlap between the undergraduate and graduate programs:
  • One MAIS seminar elective (MAIS 630-638) taken by undergraduates can be counted towards both the BAIS degree and the MAIS degree.
  • BAIS 201 - Research Methods with a grade of B+ or better substitutes for MAIS 625 - Research Methods and Project Design toward the graduate degree. If students do not receive a B+ or better, students must take MAIS 625 in addition to other 4+1 requirements.
  • MAIS students select between three Functional Concentrations: Culture, Power and Social Movements (CPSM); Governance and Global Justice (GGJ); Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice (SDEJ). 4+1 Students should identify which concentration they wish to pursue in their application to the 4+1 program and their selection of MAIS elective courses should correspond to their concentration choice. 
  • For CPSM, students should take MAIS 630, 634, 635 or 636.
  • For GGJ, students should take MAIS 630, 632, 634, 636 or 637.
  • For SDEJ, students should take MAIS 633, 636, 637 or 638.
  • Undergraduate students may take up to 8 additional units, from the following MAIS courses. These courses can count towards the student’s 128 elective credits for the BA degree, and count towards their MA degree:

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