Ready to complement any major at IUPUI? Global and International Studies broadens your understanding of any discipline and prepares you for a wide range of careers.

The minor in Global and International Studies (GIS) is a 15-credit hour interdisciplinary concentration housed within the School of Liberal Arts. The introductory survey courses satisfy General Education requirements for Cultural Understanding, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities, while most electives count toward students’ major requirements. Taken together, the interdisciplinary courses help students develop a broad awareness of the major cultural, political, and economic forces at work in the twenty-first century, better equipping you to pursue a professional career or graduate studies in an interdependent world.

Program Requirements

Housed within the School of Liberal Arts, you can easily complete the minor in Global and International Studies in conjunction with several different majors and/or minors from various schools at IUPUI.

INTL I100 Introduction to International Studies (3 cr.) Required introductory course. Cultural Understanding general education requirement.

Windows on the World (3 cr.)

Choose from one of the following courses, which satisfy Social Sciences or Arts & Humanities general education requirements:

  • ANTH A104 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.
  • GEOG G130 World Geography.
  • HIST H109 Perspectives on the World Since 1800.
  • POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations.
  • REL R133 Introduction to Religion

Electives (3 courses – 9 cr.)

Students complete three courses from the program’s list of approved electives (five regional or six thematic concentrations).

Elective courses must come from at least two different departments or schools. World languages courses do not count as electives for the minor.

Students may also apply credit hours earned through university-approved study abroad programs if the courses include global learning content.

All 15 credit hours for the minor must be earned at a grade of C or higher.

How to enroll

To declare the minor in Global & International Studies, complete the online declaration.

More Info

Contact Dr. Michael Snodgrass, Program Director.