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.
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
|Department Website||Political Science and International Studies|
|Degree(s) Offered||Bachelor of Science in International Studies|
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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|
Last updated: 7/28/2020