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International Studies

Are you interested in: a) Learning about the world; b) Diverse Cultures & Global Issues; c) Global Careers?

Then this is the right major for you!

The Need for International Studies

The demand for graduates in international studies is growing fast in the private sector and in government. Job opportunities include international, government and non-government organizations, foreign trade, diplomacy, international law, marketing, health administration, foreign affairs, defense, intelligence, foreign aid, humanitarian services, politics, education, language services and journalism.

The international studies major provides skills desired for jobs in management, administration, consulting firms, media, public service, commerce and industry. These include skills in research, communication, policy and political analysis and information management. 

An undergraduate degree in international studies also provides an excellent background for the study of law and advanced graduate study in a number of social science disciplines, business and journalism.

International Studies Programs

Students may choose a major or a minor in international studies. The international studies major culminates in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Major coursework consists of the required University Core 39 and electives from various disciplines, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Natural Sciences
  • Political Science
  • World Languages and Cultures

Students must complete a minimum of two years (four semesters) or equivalent study in one non-English world language.

study abroad

International study or work is strongly recommended. You can find out more about studying abroad through the Center for International Programs.