About the Major
As the world grows smaller and countries erupt into headlines, it
becomes important to find an education that gives a global understanding
of today's and tomorrow's problems. The value of this kind of
education goes beyond increasing one's knowledge, for it can lead to
careers in expanding fields.
The broad-based program in
International Studies acquaints students with the political and economic
systems of various societies, gives them proficiency in at least one
foreign language, and introduces them to the histories of major world
areas. This general background can be supplemented with specific
studies in one or more fields.
Diplomacy is an important career
option and the International Studies curriculum provides preparation for
the Foreign Service. Other career areas include: government service,
international development, intelligence work, commerce, defense
treasury, national security, international banking, international trade,
travel agencies, international business and teaching.