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School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
Kathleen Hastings
School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Undergraduate Degree Program

The majors in the School of International Studies are designed to prepare students for careers in government, business, public service, law, journalism, education and other international professions.

Majors (beginning Fall 2017)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Relations Int'l Flags

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Global Studies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Affairs and Commerce

Majors (Fall 2015 & 2016)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Development and Cultural Change

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Relations 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Global Studies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Affairs and Commerce

The core courses in the majors, which are co-taught by faculty from economics, politics, history, geography and anthropology, includes a four-course introductory sequence which explores issues of economic and cultural globalization, war and peace, the problems of the global environment and other factors that shape the world. Seniors take a Capstone course that synthesizes the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary core curriculum with the experiential learning of study abroad.  SIS students are encouraged to complete an Independent Research project during their junior or senior year. Departmental Honors are awarded to SIS Seniors with a 3.5 Pacific cumulative and major/program GPA who undertake an independent research project or Capstone research project and earn a minimum grade of B+.

All students are required to complete the University General Education requirements as well as their major requirements. Students are also required to study abroad and take a cross cultural orientation course before they go (Cross Cultural Training I) and a reentry course when they return, (Cross Cultural Training II). Additionally, all students study a foreign language, choosing from French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German*, and Arabic. Many students learn other languages abroad.See a typical 4-year plan.

*Pacific currently offers two semesters of this language. Advanced courses may be taken during study abroad and as independent study.

The core learning outcomes common to all SIS majors are:

  • The ability to think and communicate critically and clearly in both written and oral forms.
  • The ability to understand and apply economic, social, and political theory in the analysis of historical events and contemporary international issues.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations and to relate appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts.
  • The ability to understand, evaluate, and apply quantitative and qualitative research methods.

For information on the way SIS assesses student learning, click here>>