International Studies

Students on a study abroad trip to Costa Rica.
About the Program

The International Studies major is designed for students who wish to combine cultural competencies, language skills, and regional knowledge to develop a deeper understanding of the world today.

Students are required to study a foreign language through the third year of the curriculum. The major combines introductory surveys of world history and international politics with a focused understanding of the culture, history, religion, social structures, and politics of a particular geographic region: Africa and the Middle East; Asia; Latin America; or Modern Europe. 

Study abroad experiences are encouraged. Interested majors may apply for the program’s Study Abroad Award.

Prerequisite Courses

  • HIS 142: Civilizations and Beliefs: Global History
  • PSC 102: Introduction to International Politics or PSC 103: Introduction to Comparative Politics

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