International Studies


International Studies is an interdisciplinary major designed to meet the growing demand for skills in the analysis and solution of contemporary world problems. A core component of the program is preparing African Americans for career opportunities and service in international affairs. The program includes pre-professional training for individuals interested in careers in national, state, and local government, business, law, and journalism, as well as careers as translators and interpreters.

International studies students have a general interest in political science and the economic, social, and cultural forces that shape our world. For this reason, our program allows students to emphasize political science, sociology, economics, humanities, or natural sciences.


International Studies promotes skills in addressing international and global issues. Majors can assess political and sociological theories, conduct research on regional, national, and global issues, and articulate, analyze and argue issues from diverse perspectives of cultural relativity, and engage in international experiences and study abroad programs.