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International Studies Program

International Studies, an interdisciplinary program of the College of Letters and Science, offers students an opportunity to focus their studies on international relations and politics or economic development.

Through coursework in history, political science, economics, and foreign languages, students gain a deeper understanding of the international system, its institutions and actors. Optional internships and study abroad further enhance students' international learning and provide insights into future career paths.

Major/Minor in International Studies

Current requirements (from Fall 2012) with Options A, B and C: 

Previous requirements (before Fall 2012) with Options A and B:

Special Programs

International Studies offers a variety of special programs which help students deepen their knowledge of international relations.

Roberta and J. Martin Klotsche Scholarship

The Center for International Education awards the Roberta and J. Martin Klotsche Scholarship to a small number of outstanding students majoring in International Studies or Global Studies.  Students who are eligible for this scholarship receive an invitation to apply.

There are additional funding opportunities through other campus and community organizations. Please visit our Scholarships Page for more details.


For more information on the program or to declare, please contact an Advisor.

Additional information on course requirements, double-major, minor and certificate options, as well as career information, can be found on our FAQs page.