Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.000 in the major. All courses taken by a student that are included in a student's chosen curriculum within the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Programs will be used in calculation of the major GPA. For example, if a curriculum requires a student to select two courses from a particular section and the student completes three courses from that section, all three courses would be used to calculate a student's major GPA.
The language requirement is an important component of the international studies concentration. Students must display proficiency in a language through the third year as taught at UB. Proficiency will be certified if a student has already mastered a foreign language before entering college at the level equivalent to that attained by a student at UB completing the third year course. In this case, the student must take three additional courses in the major at the core or advanced level.