The 40-credit academic certificate program in International Studies (IS) is designed to give students in any major a broad understanding of contemporary global issues and their origins. Students complete two, 5-credit core courses listed below, with the remaining 30 credits from approved content courses in Arts, Business, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.
Note: For most SVC associate’s transfer degrees, the non-core courses below can simultaneously satisfy the requirements of both the associate’s degree and this certificate. With careful planning, this means this certificate can be earned by taking just the two IS core courses, since the 30 non-core credits meet the requirements of the associate’s degree. However, certificate requirements can also be satisfied independently without pursuing an associate’s degree. Contact an IS advisor for advising assistance.