The minor consists of 25 credits, including 15 credits of core courses, of which 6 credits are the second year of a foreign language. Students must also take 9 credits of approved 300/400 level courses with a regional or thematic focus. Currently approved concentration courses are available from the International Studies Office. In addition, students must participate in an approved study abroad program or complete a substantial research paper in international studies. During their senior year, students complete a culminating self-reflective project in International Studies 490. Students design their programs of study with an International Studies Program advisor.