The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (IS) is a unique interdisciplinary program that prepares students to collaborate and contribute successfully in our increasingly interdependent world.
The IS program prepares students to:
- Analyze complex global and interdisciplinary issues
- Understand other cultures and traditions
- Engage in rigorous interdisciplinary research
- Synthesize complex information from very diverse sources
- Understand transnational issues affecting our world today, e.g. terrorism, sustainable environmental management, HIV/AIDs, etc.
- Identify opportunities to work and/or volunteer abroad
The IS curriculum combines courses in the social sciences, humanities, arts and the sciences. The goal of the program is to prepare students to solve global problems through the application of interdisciplinary skills.
The IS program focuses on the increasingly transnational, globalized world in which we live and the knowledge and experiences needed to function effectively. Students examine transnational issues that impact their environment as well as the need to develop solutions to such issues.
The IS major prepares students for careers in government, international organizations, international commerce, and academic institutions that require an understanding of the cultures, economics, and politics of our global economy.