International Studies Program
International Studies prepares students for the challenges of an ever-changing, interdependent world. It is an interdisciplinary program that enhances knowledge of the countries and cultures of the world as well as the forces of globalization knitting them together. The program offers an International Studies major (39 crs.), International Studies minor (21 crs.), and four different Areas Studies certificates (12 crs. each) in African & Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Students create programs of study tailored to their academic interests and career aspirations from an interdisciplinary array of courses on international topics. Graduates are prepared to cross into other cultures and navigate the global networks connecting the world's economies, governments, and societies.
International Studies Career Opportunities
International Studies graduates typically find employment in business, the federal government, international agencies, and social service, educational and media organizations. Businesses need employees who can operate in a multinational environment because exports, imports and tourism contribute substantially to the U.S. and Pennsylvania economies. Federal agencies, such as the FBI and State Department, and non-profit organizations, such as the Red Cross and UNICEF, require employees with the intercultural and linguistic competency needed to interact with foreign governments and peoples.