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International Trade

This major is designed to provide an interdisciplinary social science background for careers both inside and outside the United States. Students choose one emphasis from the following: Modernization, Development, and Environment; Security, Conflict and Diplomacy; and Societies, Cultures, and Traditions. Each of the three tracks focuses on different types of careers: “Modernization, Development and Environment” is focused on humanitarian non-profit work, “Security, Conflict and Diplomacy” prepares students for governmental national security careers, and “Societies, Cultures and Traditions” is meant for students thinking about careers in education and communication, as well as academic careers.

Students become highly proficient in understanding global affairs through studying various disciplines of International Studies and their basic concepts, and becoming knowledgeable about cultures, histories, and political economies of regions outside the United States, and also by acquiring a second language and experiencing another culture by studying or working abroad.

General Information
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department Website Political Science and International Studies
Degree(s) Offered Bachelor of Science in International Studies
Possible Employment Settings
  • Advertising Department and Agencies
  • Agency of International Development
  • Air, Bus, and Rail Lines
  • Banking and Finance
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Commerce Department
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Department of State
  • Department of Defense
  • Education
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Foreign Service Department
  • Library of Congress
  • Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • Investment Firms
  • Schools
  • Media
  • United Nations/Peace Corps
  • News Bureaus
  • US Information Agency
  • Public Service Organizations
  • US Agency for Int’l Development
Occupational Opportunities
  • Community Relations
  • Congressional/Legislative Aide
  • Customs Manager
  • Customs Inspector
  • Diplomatic Aide
  • Diplomatic Officer
  • ESL Teacher
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Flight Attendant
  • Foreign Travel Escort Officer
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Information Officer
  • Foreign Student Advisor
  • Foreign Export Marketer
  • Foreign Diplomat
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foreign Exchange Program Director
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • International Consultant
  • International Conference Planner
  • International Account Manager
  • International Broadcaster
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Missionary
  • National Security Agent
  • News Writer (Foreign Languages)
  • Overseas Personnel Manager
  • Peace Corps Manager
  • Teacher/Second Language
  • Teacher/College/High School
  • Tour Guide
  • Training Instructor
  • Travel Agent
  • United Nations Worker
Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages International Student Club
National Council of Teachers of English Student Alliance of International Affairs
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 7/28/2020