Undergraduate Programs

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offers seven majors and 18 minors in international studies at the undergraduate level. Students who Major in International Studies may concentrate in one of ten regional studies options, one of two thematic programs, or pursue a broader course of study within the general program in International Studies.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offers seven majors and 18 minors in international studies at the undergraduate level. Students who Major in International Studies may concentrate in one of ten regional studies options, one of two thematic programs, or pursue a broader course of study within the general program in International Studies.

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Minors

JSIS Departmental Honors Program

The Jackson School Honors Program is intended for students with the aptitude and commitment required to pursue an in-depth research project, culminating in a thesis of about 30 pages. A UW CUM GPA of 3.30 and major GPA of 3.5 is required.

Interested students must complete JSIS 300 (Claims & Evidence). The Honors Program application is due on the 6th Friday of Spring quarter, and students will need to show that they have already completed or are currently enrolled in JSIS 300 (Claims & Evidence). If accepted, Honors students are then enrolled in JSIS 491 (Senior Honors Seminar) in Autumn quarter of their senior year. In this course, they work on thesis conceptualization and research design and are matched up with a faculty member who is an expert in the student’s area of research. Students spent Winter quarter collecting data and writing their theses. Registration for JSIS 492 (5 cr. honors thesis writing with thesis adviser) is required in Winter quarter. The final thesis is submitted in Spring quarter of senior year. The final requirement to graduate with honors is an oral presentation of the research.

Interested students should make an appointment with the JSIS Honors Adviser, Linda Iltis, using the appointments system (choose the Current JSIS majors category ‘JSIS Departmental Honors’)

Honors Application Form

See a student profile of a Jackson School major’s in-depth study of contemporary Korean dramas.

The Comparative Religion Program has its own honors program; contact Linda Iltis for information about this option: iltis@uw.edu