Bachelor of Science in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies - Korean

Wellness Requirement
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
or APPH 1060 Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience
Institutional Priority
CS 1301Introduction to Computing3
or CS 1315 Introduction to Media Computation
or CS 1371 Computing for Engineers
Mathematics and Quantitative Skills
MATH 1712Survey of Calculus4
or MATH 1552 Integral Calculus
Political Science and U.S. History
HIST 2111The United States to 18773
or HIST 2112 The United States since 1877
or INTA 1200 American Government in Comparative Perspective
or POL 1101 Government of the United States
or PUBP 3000 American Constitutional Issues
Arts, Humanities, and Ethics
Any HUM6
Communicating in Writing
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences
Lab Science4
Lab Science 4
MATH 1711Finite Mathematics4
or MATH 1551
MATH 1553
Differential Calculus
and Introduction to Linear Algebra
Social Sciences
Any SS9
Field of Study
Approved Cluster 118
ALIS Major Requirements
KOR 4500Intercultural Seminar 23
Korean Electives 327
Study Abroad Experience (12 credits from 30 credits of Korean Electives for the ALIS Major Requirements and/or 18 credits of Approved Cluster) 4
Free Electives
Free Electives 529
Total Credit Hours122

Note: The 12-credit study abroad requirement for the B.S. ALIS degree is temporarily suspended for academic year 2022-2023. ALIS majors will still complete 30-credits of language coursework at the 2002 and above level, including the 4500 Intercultural Seminar, as well as the 18-credit cluster, but will not have to complete 12 of those credits abroad. ALIS majors are encouraged to participate in virtual faculty-led study abroad programs or LBATs or in “Global at Home” immersive programs in the event that study abroad is not possible in their language of study.


Designed for coursework toward certificates, minors, additional degrees, or study-abroad programs. Please consult with advisor on course selection.


KOR 4500, “Intercultural Seminar” is the only required language course.  KOR 4500 functions as the capstone course for the B.S. ALIS degree.  Students should plan to take this course in their last spring semester before graduation and upon completion of the required study abroad credits. Please consult with advisor on scheduling for the required KOR 4500 course. Note that a student with a valid scheduling conflict may substitute KOR 4699 (Undergraduate Research) for KOR 4500 (Intercultural Seminar) with approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies and/or Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies. Valid scheduling conflicts include co-oping, interning, or studying abroad in the spring semester of one’s senior year or needing to take another required major course in the same time slot in one’s senior year.


Korean electives are limited to KOR 2002 or KOR 2692 and 3000- and 4000-level Korean courses. A student who counts KOR 2002 toward the major requirements, may only count one KOR 34XX course toward the major requirements.  A student who does not count KOR 2002 toward the major requirements, may count up to two KOR 34XX courses toward the major requirements. Additional KOR 34XX courses may be taken as free electives or to fulfill Core IMPACTS Arts, Humanities, and Ethics requirements.


A minimum of 12 credits from the Korean Electives for the ALIS Major Requirements and/or from the Approved Cluster must be completed abroad in Korean. A student may petition to have the 12-credit study abroad requirement reduced or waived under circumstances of extreme hardship or in the event of program cancellation. If approved, the student would substitute the overseas experience with a comparable cross-cultural experience as approved by the Program Director, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and/or Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies.


Students are strongly encouraged to take additional language courses, linguistics courses, and relevant area studies courses as part of their free elective credits.