International Studies


Overview & Academics

The LIBERAL STUDIES program is ideal for students who wish to explore topics that are not explored by traditional majors. The student may design a multidisciplinary major around an area or choose from one of three pre-approved areas: Communication, American Studies and International Studies.

International Studies Faculty

Chad C. Ross, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Liberal Studies Program Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
252.985.5269
cross@ncwc.edu

Career Options

  • Social Services Human Relations Officers
  • Public Relations Personnel
  • Urban Planner/City Manager
  • Non-profit Organizational Director
  • Copywriter
  • Medical Communications Trainer
  • Advertising Account Executive

Major Requirements                                                       

Lower Level Courses:
Choose 12 semester hours from:
SOC/ANT 210
ENG 201, 202, 230
HIS 101, 102, 225
POL 201
REL 115, 220

Required upper level courses:
Choose 18 upper level hours from:
ENG 422, 424, 426
HIS 303, 315, 350, 405
POL 313
REL 325, 326
SOC 400
Required Seminar LIB 499.  

Minor Requirements
No minor available.

International Studies Undergraduate Plan*

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
Mathematics Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ENG Literature Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Laboratory Requirement 1
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 13


Spring Semester Credits
Ethics Requirement 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Upper level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
LIB 499 Liberal Studies Capstone 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
International Studies Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

* The four-year degree plan provided is just a guide and not an actual expectation of courses that students have to take during specific semesters. Each student may have a unique graduation plan based on transfer credit, courses offerings, course load taken, summer course options, intended career/graduate school plans, etc. An advisor will work one-on-one with students to customize a four-year degree plan during a student’s first semester if requested by the student.