The International Studies Department expands students’ global awareness as they seek to create a more peaceful world.
Majors prepare themselves for challenges in an increasingly complex 21st century through in-depth interdisciplinary study of their chosen region. Students also learn a foreign language, study abroad for a semester and grow to appreciate the many ways humankind organizes itself.
Broad knowledge of global affairs as well as expertise in Europe, Latin America, East Asia or Africa are hallmarks of the program. The major pairs well with a second major in Political Science, Foreign Language or History, for example, making each student’s experience and knowledge unique. Double majoring and having an adviser for each major is a requirement.
The International Studies major prepares students for employment in business, journalism, government, non-governmental organizations and more.