International Studies Major

The curriculum for the International Studies major in highly interdisciplinary, in which students select among a wide variety of internationally-oriented courses taught in Departments of Anthropology/Sociology, Economics, Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Religion, and Political Science. Students majoring in international studies typically complete a total of 59 hours of interdisciplinary course work as part of the 128 hours required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

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Curriculum Overview

The international studies major of four basic components: an orientation class, a set of introductory core classes, one or more area(s) of emphasis, and a capstone course experience.


Areas of Emphasis

The core of the major curriculum is the student’s chosen “area of emphasis” which enables the student to specialize in one of four “regional” tracks and/or one of four “global affairs” tracks.