Welcome to the International Studies Program

The International Studies program enables undergraduate students to pursue an interdisciplinary and comparative study of foreign cultures, languages, and societies leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies.

Students majoring in this interdisciplinary degree program will complete a set of required courses that provide the framework for a better understanding of global affairs. This framework is built upon courses in anthropology, economics, geography, political science, and research methods.

Our Mission

The mission of the International Studies Program is to endow students with knowledge of interdisciplinary international studies and with the skills necessary to become effective global citizens. 

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

The following departments provide students with an interdisciplinary curriculum that captures the wide-ranging historical, political, geographical, economic, social, and cultural forces at play in an increasingly interdependent world. A required study abroad component ensures that students experience the world they study and cultures other than their own.

Program Opportunities

The International Studies Program offers students the opportunity to achieve a number of vital learning outcomes, including demonstrating:

  • Knowledge of the current international system;
  • Awareness of the variety of political, economic, geographic, cultural, and environmental orientations visible in the international system;
  • Critical thinking skills; and
  • Written and oral communication skills.

Please see the full International Studies Academic Learning Compact to learn more.