International Studies

The International Studies program is interdisciplinary, with a curriculum that focuses on historical and contemporary dimensions of complex global issues. You will develop skills in research and analysis, cultivate a critical awareness of the relationships of power and inequality, understanding social and cultural complexity, and how to question conventional wisdom.

Develop your critical reading, writing, research and problem-solving skills and become able to identify problems and develop solutions to local, regional and international challenges.

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.

You’re also encouraged to develop proficiency in a second language through two years of intensive language study, as well as participate in a study abroad program where your second language is spoken.


Sample Courses:

  • Evolution of the Modern Nation State
  • International Conflict Cooperation
  • International Movements in the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Cultural Analysis
  • International Political Economy
  • Identities and Boundaries
  • Principles of Micro/Macroeconomics
  • Geopolitics
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Public policy
  • International business
  • Immigration work
  • Education
  • Foreign service
  • Humanitarian relief
  • Journalism
  • Social services
  • Law
  • Human rights
  • Lobbying


98 percent of 2015 International Studies graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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