The International Studies Program offers a flexible and rigorous interdisciplinary undergraduate major and minor in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences that helps students develop keen analytical skills and ethical reasoning amidst complex global dynamics.

Our Academic Programs

Any undergraduate student who wishes to become an IS major should submit an application by February 1 of their first year. Majors complete 45 credits in 14 courses, demonstrate advanced proficiency in one non-English modern language (or intermediate proficiency in two non-English modern languages), and nearly always study abroad.

The IS minor is open to all BC undergraduates who submit an acceptable course of study at any point in their time as an undergraduate student. Our minors must earn 18 credits from six courses (including two foundations courses and four electives in one of four concentrations); they must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in one modern foreign language (even if their home school at BC doesn’t require it); and they usually study abroad.