CIS Degrees & Programs

BA with Major in International Service

The BA degree with a major in International Service prepares students for cross-cultural or international service. Students choose one of five minors and/or certificates: Cross-cultural Studies, Abrahamic Studies, Linguistics, World Arts, or TESOL (see descriptions below).

Certificate in TESOL

The Certificate in TESOL equips students to teach English to speakers of other languages anywhere in the world as a certified TESOL instructor. The TESOL Certificate is a 6-course, 20-week program.

One Degree, Five possible Minors

Cross-Cultural Studies

Complete your BA with a Major is International Service with the minor in Cross-cultural Studies. Students will learn to communicate, evaluate global issues, and understand cultural distinctives across language and culture barriers.

Abrahamic Studies

Discover the Abrahamic worlds of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Learn to discern points of intersection among these faiths and respectful understanding of their beliefs and practices. Courses offered in partnership with the Abraham Center.

World Arts

Prepare to work alongside singers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, and visual artists to spark creative community development.  Courses offered in partnership with the Center for Excellence in World Arts.


Thrive in your international career by developing language learning skills through our training in applied linguistics. Courses offered in partnership with the Applied Linguistics department of Dallas International University.


Become a certified TESOL instructor learning basic standards for teaching English as a second language anywhere in the world.