The International Studies degree provides an interdisciplinary curriculum that captures the broad range of social, political, cultural, and economic forces at play in an increasingly interdependent world. Courses are linked by language, topic, and region, and class work is enhanced by a related international experience. The degree couples a thorough background in foreign language with one of six different degree tracks: Communication and Media Studies, Commerce, Arts and Culture, Politics and Diplomacy, Environmental Studies, and Geographic Information Systems. All students participate in a 10 to 14 week international experience in their chosen geographic region. Upon graduation, International Studies majors have the language proficiency, analytical skills, substantive knowledge, and cultural sensitivity necessary for work in government, academia, or international business.
“International Studies has changed my life. I feel prepared to enter the workforce competitively with the skills I’ve acquired, and I’ve been so lucky to meet so many different types of people along the way.”
Class of 2016