As an International Studies graduate, you will develop a broad historical and cultural knowledge to engage in critical international conversations to pursue a more just and humane world. Whether you work as a Foreign Service officer or as a local policy analyst, your political, economic, and language skills gained in the INST program will help you finding a meaningful and successful career.
Every day, I am presented with vast amounts of information which I must quickly analyze to make decisions that could impact the national security of the United States. The interdisciplinary nature of INST prepared me to look at this data with a variety of lenses- political, economic, historical, socio-cultural- that allow me to develop a richer and more comprehensive analysis and ultimately make better decisions.
See below a list of courses that are required for INST majors and are relevant for this career path:
See below a list of examples of elective courses that count towards the INST major and are relevant for this career path:
In addition to the INST major, you can take courses from other programs in SU, and may obtain an additional major or minor. See below a list of potential minors and/or courses that are relevant for this career path (some of these courses have prerequisites. Please consult with SU Catalog)
A degree in International Studies makes you career-ready by practicing the skills and competencies that employers and organizations are looking for. Find out more.
Our International Studies degree prepares you for a wide and flexible range of careers on graduating. Find out what career pathways are common among our alumni.