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Students who wish to join the International Studies Honors program must satisfy the following eligibility requirements.

  • a 3.0 cumulative GPA at UAB, and a 3.3 GPA in ITS (and maintenance of these minima)
  • junior standing
  • declaration of ITS as a major
  • letter of intent given to the ITS director
  • approval of admission by the director in consultation with the ITS faculty
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Students in the International Studies Honors program are required to do the following:

  • completion of ITS 470 or ITS 471 Seminar in International Studies (3 credits)
  • enrollment in ITS 497 Honors Research in International Studies (3 credits) after completion of the Seminar (ITS 470 or 471)
  • following completion of ITS 497, preparation of an advanced research project that will lead to the development of a substantial research paper and, in some cases, a senior thesis under faculty supervision (all faculty affiliated with ITS are eligible to supervise the paper)
  • defense of paper/thesis in colloquium, composed of ITS faculty and other ITS 497 students
  • participation in SIR, the international studies honor society

These requirements and student eligibility rules can be reviewed in the UAB Course Catalog.


For additional information and/or admission to the International Studies Honors Program, please contact:

Dr. Renato Corbetta, Director
(205) 934-2336
Heritage Hall 441