Degrees and Courses

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Degree options

Choose from an International Studies major, double major, honors, or minor

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Required courses

International Studies foundational and professional formation courses in one place

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Elective and Core courses

Upcoming electives and University Core courses from International Studies faculty

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Your International Studies questions answered in one place.

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About International Studies

You can tailor the curriculum to suit your needs and interests, alongside foundational and professional formation courses that build knowledge, career skills, and professional contacts.  

With an International Studies major, you will reach an intermediate or higher level of proficiency in a foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, or Spanish), enhancing your abilities to communicate and work comfortably in multicultural or international settings.

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Explore your degree options

You can take International Studies as a major, an honors degree, a minor, a double-major, or with a minor in another subject. What works best for you?

Hannah Reidel
Hannah Reidel, '22 INST/PUBA

Combining International Studies and Public Affairs allows me to study multiple issues under various lenses, deepening my understanding of global history, intercultural awareness, civic engagement, and public policy. I am hoping to pursue a career in public health, either within U.S. health policy or international development and global health.

Adrian Lara
Adrian Lara Enriquez, '23 INST/HIST

I'm finding that the interdisciplinary nature of international studies combined with history provides context to evaluate complex international issues in different regions of the world. The wide range of topics is allowing me to consider a range of career opportunities.

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You can take an International Studies BA degree with a specialization in different regions of the world

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Learning Outcomes

On graduating from the International Studies degree program, you will be able to:

  1. Critically examine connections between local and global contexts.
  2. Communicate proficiently in a foreign language at an intermediate level.
  3. Demonstrate the necessary knowledge and awareness for culturally sensitive interaction in a variety of settings.
  4. Design a research project that answers an internationally compelling question by applying appropriate methods.
  5. Analyze complex international issues through  a multi-disciplinary approach.
Alumni Stories

"I learned to respectfully relate with people from other cultures, while adapting to their social norms." Ruth Yohannes '19

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