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College of Arts & Sciences

International Studies

From Global Awareness to Global Engagement

The International Studies major promotes global understanding and lifelong learning through an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary curriculum that broaden opportunities for graduates to pursue careers in the U.S. or abroad. It fosters understanding of world societies and global issues from many different disciplinary perspectives. Students in the major learn to understand and communicate with diverse communities at home and abroad, a foundation of work and life in the twenty-first century.

Why Choose International Studies?

International Studies will help you to expand your knowledge of, and critical thinking about, global issues and international context. These websites provide insight into where this major can take you:

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What Will You Study?

International Studies offers introductory, intermediate, and advanced study of international and regional issues, including cultural diversity and norms, world history, geography of developed and developing societies, international relations, global economy, environmental concerns, conflict and war, human rights violations and solutions, and the expectations of global citizenship. The major helps students meet the challenges of communication in the global economy by requiring at least twelve credits of foreign language(s).

Unique Learning Opportunities

International Studies majors and internships

Internships and Field Work

International Studies majors are encouraged to study, volunteer, and intern abroad to sharpen students' critical thinking and communication skills, which most employers consider fundamental in the twenty-first century economy.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad: Become a Global Citizen

Today’s workforce needs professionals who see the big picture. The College of Arts and Sciences will help you to become a student of world cultures and histories as they relate to your studies while making valuable contributions in your explorations. Whether you participate in a faculty-led summer seminar course or spend a semester at an international university, the experience will broaden your horizons and help you compete in the global landscape.

Study Abroad

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