International Studies
  • The International Studies major enables students to act competently and conscientiously within an increasingly interconnected world. Students will acquire multiple perspectives on global patterns and local contexts through a broad interdisciplinary curriculum, while having the opportunity to focus on a specific world region, international issue, or subject area.

    Seattle University students can also connect their knowledge of society, politics, economics, and culture to real world situations through direct foreign experience, senior research projects and internship work. An international studies degree thus equips our students to pursue further study and internationally oriented careers in fields such as government, business, law, communications, development and education.

    Degrees offered: BA, minor

    International Studies Honors Program

    The International Studies Department offers a two-course, cohort model honors program for qualified majors. It has the following distinctive features: 

    • Highly selective (with minimum overall and major GPAs plus application process)
    • Cohort model with students and faculty working together through two quarters
    • Students expected to produce a high-quality, scholarly paper suitable for presentation at an undergraduate research conference or for publication in an undergraduate research journal
    • At least two faculty review and approve final theses



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  • News and Events

    Joyce Keeley and Alex Ozkan receive prestigious awards. More here.

    Anne Fikes '13 heads to Oxford to pursue a master's in comparative social policy. More here.

    Erica Snyder-Drummond '15 was awarded First Place in the Imagining the World International Photo Competition for her photo "In the Mosque." More here.

    Senior Joyce Keeley and junior Logan Peppin received travel grants through the university's International Development Internship Program. Keeley heads to northern Kenya to work with Jesuit Refugees Services; Peppin is continuing her studies at the University of Cape Town. More here.