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International Studies

The major is designed to provide an undergraduate, interdisciplinary social science background for students interested in careers outside the US or in international agencies within the US. It will provide students with 1) the study of the culture, history, and political economy of two or more regions outside the US; 2)the development of a conceptual framework from a comparative study of critical global issues; 3) the acquisition of a high level of proficiency in second language; 4) direct experience of another culture by studying or working in it; 5) the development of a global perspective.

General Information
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department Website Political Science and International Studies
Degree(s) Offered Bachelor of Arts 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 Organization Worker
  • 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