How is this major unique?
Flexibility. Students choose from coursework across numerous disciplines, allowing them to customize the degree according to their own academic and professional interests.
Hand-on Experience. Students learn in context, and put their learning into practice, through study abroad and internships.
Advising and Mentoring. A diverse community of faculty, staff, graduate students and alumni help students find academic and professional direction.
Research. The International Studies degree places emphasis on research, as a way to both prepare students for graduate study and to help them develop the information literacy and high-level communication and critical thinking skills needed in today's professional fields.
Compatibility. Students can combine International Studies with other majors to gain specialized knowledge and skills in particular content areas.
Accessibility. The major has no formal prerequisites (some individual courses may), and its flexible structure helps students studying full-time to finish in a timely fashion.