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Undergraduate Programs

International Studies (B.A.I.S.)

The College of Liberal Arts offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS) administered through the office of the Dean by the Director of International Studies. The degree's multi-disciplinary curriculum draws upon courses in Anthropology, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Foreign Languages. Courses from these disciplines and an internship with a government agency, a non-governmental international agency, or an international corporation comprise the core requirements of the program.

Degree Requirements (B.A.I.S.)

International Studies - Business Track

The B.A. in International Studies offers a business track for students seeking a degree program that combines a broad-based liberal arts core curriculum with course work in accounting, marketing, finance, economics, management, and business administration.

Degree Requirements (Business Track)

Concentrations

In the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies you can choose from a variety of concentrations. See the list below and click on the concentration to view more information about courses and topics. Also, an international business track is available.

    • UNO BAIS Africana StudiesAfricana Studies
      The Africana Studies Program offers a concentration and an interdisciplinary minor. The program offers a host of literature, history, and social science courses intended to acquaint the student with current and historical knowledge of the black experience in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world, drawing from courses in the College of Liberal Arts as well as approved courses offered by the other colleges.

    • Asian Studies and UNO BAISAsian Studies
      The Asian Studies Program offers a concentration an interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies. The program offer a host of languages, literature, history, philosophy, art, and social science courses intended to acquaint students with current and historical knowledge of the Asian region, peoples, and cultures.

    • European Studies at UNO BAISEuropean Studies
      The European Studies Programs offers a concentration and an interdisciplinary minor. The program's purpose is to acquaint the student with historical and current knowledge of the European region, peoples, societies, economies, and cultures. 

    • Latin American Studies at UNO BAISLatin American and Caribbean Studies
      The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program offers a concentration and interdisciplinary minor. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at the University of New Orleans offer courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Spanish language, social sciences, humanities, business, and science.

    • Diplomacy and International Organizations at UNODiplomacy and International Organizations
      This concentration is designed to give students a thorough grounding in the history of diplomacy and conflict resolution, familiarize them with the domestic actors and institutions formulating nations' foreign affairs, as well as introduce them to international institutions, nongovernmental actors, and international law.

    • Ethnicity Studies at UNO BAISEthnicity, Nationalism, and Migration
      In the Ethnicity, Nationalism, & Migration concentration, students examine the economic, social, and political causes and effects of population flows and the development of ethnic identities and movements. Graduates are prepared for work in international development agencies and organizations.

    • Environmental Issues and Policy at UNOEnvironmental Issues and Policy
      This concentration offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human interactions in relation to the global environment. Graduates with this concentration are prepared for career opportunities in international business, governmental and non-governmental environmental agencies, and international advocacy organizations.

    • Peace and Justice Studies at UNOPeace and Justice Studies
      In Peace and Justice Studies, students will examine the cases and causes of injustice that lead to conflict and will become aware of the conditions necessary to promote peace in the world. This concentration is designed to prepare students for careers primarily in International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that require competency in working with and understanding people from diverse backgrounds.