Freshman Studies - Major Guides

International Studies (International Relations Concentration) Curriculum Guide

First-Year Course Requirements

Course Title Hours
ENG 101 English 3
MAT 110 (or higher) Mathematics 3
UNV 101 University 1
BIO 101 Biology 3
HIS 106 History 106 3
*HIS 107 History 3
First Semester Total Credits 16

Course Title Hours
ENG 102 English 3
Elective Social Science Elective 3
COM 103 Oral Communications 3
HEA 200 Health 2
PSY 203 Psychology 3
HUM 201 Humanities 3
Second Semester Total Credits 17

Total Credit Hours for First Year Students 33

* Selection of Foreign Language is to be made in consultation with academic advisor.
**Students are encouraged to use at least some of their electives to take courses with an international perspective or an independent study in order to tailor the courses to their needs.

*HIS 107 is required of all students in the department. No student should graduate from an HBCU without knowing the history of Africa and African Americans. African American History is American History, World History and local history, however, it is not taught in most high schools. It would be a travesty if we graduate students who have not been exposed to the scholarship of some of our nation's greatest African American leaders such as Douglass, Dubois, Wheatley, Barnett, Hughes and others. All major universities have programs focusing on the development of human society in its diverse and holistic manifestations, beginning in Africa down to the modern day. Hampton University as the #1 HBCU, should be a leader in teaching matters of race and the African diaspora.

Online Selection of English and Math Courses

Choosing an English Course

If you have taken the Advanced Placement test in English and earned a score of at least "3", your AP test will give you credit for ENG 101. Therefore, your English Placement coming into Hampton University will be ENG 102. Please note that no credits are granted until official AP scores have been received in the Office of the Registrar. Be advised that taking AP classes without taking the AP exam will not give you credits.

If you have verbal SAT score of 580 or higher and have a verbal ACT score of 25 or higher, please register for ENG 102H. You will automatically be given credit for ENG 101 if you earn a grade of "C" or better in ENG 102H.

If your verbal SAT score is less than 580 or your verbal ACT score is less than 25 and no AP or IB credits are forthcoming, please register for ENG 101.

The University will monitor your English course selections and will require that you adjust your schedule if your selections are not appropriate. A course change may affect your entire schedule, so please choose courses carefully.

Choosing a Math Course

Please refer to the chart on "Choosing a Math Course". You must find your desired math course in the left column and follow the requirements across the entire line to be sure you qualify. If you do not qualify, find the lower math course that is designated for your major in the far right column (See page 25).

Honors Programs

Students who have been awarded university academic scholarships - Hampton Scholars, Merit Scholars, Presidential Scholars, or Trustee Scholars - and those interested in applying to the Honors College, in addition to the above must do the following:

  1. Register for an honors section of University 101. Honors sections are designated with an "H".
  2. Register for one honors class from the list of honors courses offered. Those classes include but are not limited to BIO 101HR, 103HR, 105HR, 106HR, COM103 HR, ENG 102HR, FRE101H, FRE 201H, HEA 200H, HIS 106HR, HIS 107H, MAT 151H, MAT 152H, MSC 201H, POL 202HR, SOC 205 H, 210 HR, SPA 101 H, 102 H, SPA 201H, 202H

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