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Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

To complete the requirements for the degree in 4 years, prospective majors are strongly urged to complete all general education and language requirements no later than the end of the fall semester of the junior year and the general requirements for the major from the options listed below. For more information, contact the Center for Global and International Studies advising specialist in 318 Blake Hall.

Admission to the Major

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the major by application. Applications are available in 318 Blake Hall.

Course Requirements

  1. Fourth-semester proficiency language course (or demonstrated proficiency).
  2. Any 3 of the following general requirements for the major:

Grade-Point Average Requirements

A minimum grade-point average of 2.70 is required.

Grade-Point Average Calculation. The admission grade-point average calculation includes all designated admission courses. It may not include all KU course work. KU’s course repeat policy applies to the grade-point average calculation. If a student has taken more than the minimum number of course options in the application term, grades received in any designated admission course requirement up to and including that term may be computed in the grade-point average for admission consideration. Only course grades from repeated lower-level courses, meeting the standards of the KU course repeat policy, are omitted from the grade-point average calculation.

Application Process

  1. Complete the application form and attach a current ARTS form.
  2. Submit the completed application to the Center for Global and International Studies, 318 Blake Hall, by the deadline. Students are strongly urged to complete all admission requirements and apply to the major by the beginning of the junior year.

Application Term

Application to the major should occur in the term in which designated admission course requirements will be completed. If a student does not meet the established admission grade-point average criteria or neglects to apply for admission in this term, he or she must petition the department for permission for late application. The department, as part of an approved petition, determines late admission requirements (including grade-point average and course requirements) and the final deadline for admission.

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