For advising on the International Studies degree programs, please contact Christine Hunt,, NSB 220 Academic Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences. Walk ins are welcome but appointments are strongly encouraged. For information about International Studies classes, please contact International Studies faculty.

What courses do I take as an incoming freshman?

We will help you set up a plan for the General Education requirements that will also prepare you to major in International Studies.  Contact the academic advisor for help!

How do I declare the International Studies major?

All International Studies majors must schedule an initial meeting with your advisor.  You will discuss your academic and career goals and create an academic plan. 

Declare the major or minor early.

When you declare your major, you are required to fulfill the degree requirements as described in the UAA Catalog for that year.  If you wait, there might be additional requirements in later catalogs. 


Students should meet with their advisor every semester to discuss course selection. In addition, students can track their progress toward graduation by using the online advising tool DegreeWorks, accessed through UAOnline under Student Services. DegreeWorks does not replace academic advising and will not help students choose the best classes for their individual goals. Instructions for accessing DegreeWorks are at