Degrees and Courses

Our integrated curriculum is scaffolded and includes 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?

Three types of fabric - African, Asian, and Latin AmericanRegional Majors and Minors

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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.

Photo credits

Intro to INST: Serena Cosgrove, INST; World Geography, Intro to Comparative Politics, Modern Languages: David Green, INST; Intro to International Politics: Tom Page/flickr CC BY-SA 2.0; Macroeconomics: Pikrepo CC0; Research in INST: Pexels CC0; Capstone: djof/flickr - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0;Education Abroad Requirement: Emma Kelash HIST-FILM 


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