International studies majors have the unique opportunity to learn about the world through multiple different perspectives, communicating through different areas of our rapidly globalizing world. This major puts together various cultural and political issues while also educating students on a variety of liberal arts skills, including critical thinking, communication, and leadership. For students who have a broad range of academic interests, this major allows for the versatility both in school and after graduation, as many use these adaptable skills to pursue a wide range of career interests.
Students working toward a B.A. in International Studies can begin coursework for a Master of Public Policy and Administration during their senior year as part of an accelerated master’s program. The B.A. in International Studies is also available as an accelerated bachelor’s program, meaning students can graduate in 3 or 3.5 years by enrolling in summer semesters.