The BA degree with a major in International Studies appeals to students with academic interests and career plans that intersect with peoples and places in the world beyond the United States.

Our students gather many honors including:

  • Fulbrights
  • Critical Language Fellowships
  • Gilman International Scholarships
  • Provost's Student Academic Achievement Awards
  • University Summer Scholar Awards
  • and others …

International Studies majors are successful in finding internships related to their academic interests. In 2015, 58% of graduating ITS majors had completed at least one internship experience.

Our 2015 graduating seniors reported the following post-graduation plans:

  • 38% Private sector jobs including:
    • researchers and analysts
    • consultants
    • public relations
    • finance
  • 31% Professional and graduate school including:
    • international relations/diplomacy
    • economics
    • law school
    • language programs
    • public health
  • 19% Public sector jobs including:
    • U.S. foreign service
    • government analysts
    • federal, state and local service coordinators
    • elected officials
  • 12% Volunteer and non-profit sector jobs including
    • Americorps
    • Peacecorps
    • children's advocacy
    • drug prevention
    • refugee service

Many of our graduates work overseas and draw extensively from the study abroad, language training and analytical skills learned as part of their ITS degree.

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