About this Bachelor's Degree

The mission of the international studies program is to develop the reading, writing and critical thinking skills of students; to promote their interdisciplinary and cross-cultural expertise in world affairs; and to enhance their knowledge within a specific geographic concentration.

In pursuit of these goals, students, in consultation with the program director, select appropriate courses from a wide range of departments, including history, political science, anthropology and sociology, religion and foreign languages.

Instead of working through a rigidly defined common curriculum, students are actively encouraged to use this program's freedom and flexibility as a means for exploring the issues and areas that interest and excite them.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

  • Students will be able to organize and present the results of their research in oral presentations.
  • Students will demonstrate their broad knowledge of world affairs and their specialized knowledge of their chosen geographic concentrations.
  • Students will be able to present clear and persuasive arguments in writing.   
  • Students will be able to read and analyze scholarly literature related to international studies.   
  • Students will be able to locate and analyze a broad range of information and source material related to international studies.