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Border Studies Option

The Border Studies Option (BRS) in the Liberal Studies major is designed for students who want to acquire knowledge and skills regarding the dynamics that occur in regions where multiple communities come into overlapping contact and where borders of all sorts both divide and create communities. The BRS Option is particularly suited for students who want to become service professionals working within border regions in careers such as city planning, public policy, law, health professions, border patrol, education, and public administration. The BRS curriculum provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the geopolitical, linguistic, cultural, and social frontiers that shape the development of border communities.

Please use the following worksheets to assist in tracking your Border Studies Option requirements:

Border Studies faculty are also available to assist you. For more information, or to meet with the Border Studies Coordinator, email Dr. Kimberly Knowles-Yazez.