YES, language courses are the ONLY ones that can be taken P/NP for this program. Please be aware that many study abroad programs, graduate programs, and honors societies require these courses be taken for a letter grade.
ALL other IS requirements must be taken for a LETTER GRADE of C- or better (this includes prerequisite for Econ, MGT and Comm classes).
NO, all courses must be taken for a letter grade with a C- or better.
Go to TritonLink, access Major/Minor link under the Tool category and change your major.
International Studies – Anthropology (IS 25)
International Studies – Economics (IS 26)
International Studies – History (IS 27)
International Studies – International Business (IS34)
International Studies – Linguistics (IS 28)
International Studies – Literature (IS 29)
International Studies – Political Science (IS 30)
International Studies – Sociology (IS 31)
Go to TritonLink, access Major/Minor link under the Tool category and change your minor.
International Studies (MO 62)
There are 3 ways to obtain academic credit for an internship at UCSD. Students can obtain credit through AIP, the UCDC/UCCS program, 199 Independent Study course, and there are a limited number of internships through the Programs Abroad Office (PAO). All the following guidelines must be met in order to consider granting credit toward the IS Program:
- Must receive academic credit of at least 4 UC upper-division quarter units
- Must write a substantial research paper, 15 pages of written work
- Must have a faculty advisor
- Must read scholarly materials and incorporate them into your research paper
- Research topic must have 50% or more international content and match disciplinary focus or can opt to have course count towards the interdisciplinary elective requirement
The course must have at least 50% international content, match the disciplinary focus or be used as an elective. The student must receive the Professor's signature on an add card. Take the signed add card to the Registrar's Office to add the course.
YES, please add yourself to the automated waitlist on WebReg.
NO, this is not considered two intellectually separate achievements and is against university policy.
YES, you can overlap up to two upper division courses between your major and minor. All lower division courses automatically overlap.
YES, as long as your Economics courses do not overlap with your minor courses.
for course articulations. If your course is not listed, please email
ISP advisors or the Virtual Advising Center.
YES, all disciplinary focus and interdisciplinary elective courses must be upper division, 4 units, non-language courses, selected from the ISP comprehensive course list, and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.
The Regional Requirement is an overlap requirement where at least 3 courses from your disciplinary focus, interdisciplinary elective requirement or a mixture of both must focus on a region.