This interdisciplinary major prepares students for careers in international business, law, journalism, international affairs, the Peace Corps, diplomatic service, international agencies, and government. Students are taught by faculty members with expertise in such varied places as the Caribbean, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and West Africa.
Students may specialize in Asia, Latin America, industrialized nations, foreign policy, or development studies; and they are required to spend at least one semester studying in another country.
As a second major, International Studies adds broadened perspective and increased global awareness to any area of study.
The International Studies major may be designated as either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. If the International Studies major is paired with a second major, the degree designation may be determined by the second major.