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In the International Studies program, you will explore the interactions among peoples and nations that are separated by geographical and cultural boundaries. As an International Studies major, you will take courses in a variety of areas, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Political science
  • Sociology
You will develop writing and research skills to enable you to analyze and form possible solutions for various international issues.

The International Studies program requires you to complete intermediate courses in a foreign language. You are also required to select a concentration topic in an area of international studies that is appealing to you. Examples of concentrations are:

  • European studies
  • Global environmental issues
  • International political economy
  • Latin American studies
  • War and peace
We also offer a combined bachelor's/master's degree program in International Studies, which allows you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in International Studies in five years.

As an International Studies major, you are encouraged to participate in one of DePaul's Study Abroad programs in order to expand your cultural understanding of foreign countries.

Internship Possibilities

  • Chicago Children's Museum
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Council of International ​Programs
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • International Visitors Center of Chicago
  • Link Community Development
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Education

What can you do with this degree?

  • Communications
  • Diplomacy
  • Governmental/ legislative services
  • International business
  • International development
  • International security services
  • Nonprofit work
  • Public policy
  • Tourism