International Studies Minor

The Purdue Univer​sity Colle​ge of Agri​culture offers an International Studies minor to all Agriculture students who wish to develop the international dimension of their academic program beyond the minimum "intern​ational understanding" course requirements. The International Minor Program is an academic minor administered by the Purdue Agriculture Office of Academic Programs. The International Studies Minor plan of study forms are in the Office of Academic Programs, AGAD 121.


In order to earn the International Studies Minor, students should have their Plan of Study approved a minimum of six months prior to graduation. The basic requirements for completing the minor are:

  • ​Credit in a foreign language through the fourth course (and one conversation course, if offered).
  • In most cases, the language studied must be one spoken in the country or region in which the overseas experience is completed.
  • Students whose overseas experience is in an English-speaking country may meet the language requirement by studying any foreign language.
  • Students whose overseas experience is in a country whose language is not taught at Purdue may substitute any other language spoken in that region of the world.
  • Fifteen credits of coursework with an international focus.
  • At least six credits of this coursework should focus on the country/region of the student's overseas experience.
  • Additional language courses can be used only if they are nonlinguistic in nature (i.e., literature, culture, etc.).
  • A minimum of six credits should be completed outside the College of Agriculture.
  • At least eight weeks abroad participating in an approved study abroad, cooperative work experience, internship, or cultural exchange.
  • Completion and presentation of a summary paper in a seminar format which assimilates all components of the International Studies Minor.

Contact Information

Timothy P Kerr​
Phone : 765.494.8470
Email :


International Programs in Agriculture, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-6876

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