The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
Demonstrate an appreciation of the histories and cultures of other nations and the various means used to promote and maintain normal relations among them.
Understand the impact of individual decisions on the world and world events on the individual.
Demonstrate the ability to think critically about major international issues.
A certificate in international studies is available to all IPFW students who are interested in developing greater understanding of the histories and cultures of other nations and in studying the various means used to promote and maintain normal relations among them. You must be at least a sophomore in good standing to apply to this program.
To earn this certificate, you must complete the following credits with a grade of C or higher in each course as part of your bachelor’s degree program:
In addition to the 18 credits stipulated above, students must demonstrate basic proficiency in a language other than English. The proficiency may be demonstrated by placing at the third-semester level or higher on the foreign language placement test, or by completing the first two semesters of a foreign language at the college level. Students who speak a language other than English are exempt from this requirement.