The International Studies major is a rigorous interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to build a solid foundation for a career in international affairs. The program combines language fluency, international/ area studies, and international business, and, as such, fulfills the requirements for both the major and minor. The faculty directing the major is drawn mostly from the departments of modern and classical languages and literature, geography, history, philosophy, political science, sociology and anthropology.
All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. GEO 312 will satisfy the technology requirement for International Studies majors.
USA Education/Study Abroad
Students in International Studies are strongly encouraged to incorporate international experiences as part of their academic activities. Study, research, and internships as well as service learning and community service abroad are available options. For more information contact the IS Office and/or the USA Office of International Education.
Degrees, Minors, or Certificates
- International Studies (BA) - Asian Studies Concentration
- International Studies (BA) - European Studies Concentration
- International Studies (BA) - International Relations Concentration
- International Studies (BA) - Latin American Studies Concentration
- International Studies (BA) - Middle East Studies Concentration
- International Studies (BA) – Modern and Classical Languages and Literature /International Studies Double Major
- Minor in International Studies