Malicky Center, Room 100
(440) 826-3396 (fax)
Other Student Successes:
- Diplomacy/Peace Corps
- Air Marshals
- International Business
- Teaching and Education
- National/International Civil Service
- Homeland Security/Customs
- Travel and Tourism
Through BW's International Studies major, you'll acquire the knowledge, skills and sensitivity to help you understand and appreciate our global society. In addition, you'll learn to apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies as you analyze real-world issues and concerns by working directly with faculty. As a graduate you will have:
Broad-based interdisciplinary knowledge of other societies and cultures.
International studies, which is an interdisciplinary program, combines courses in sociology, geology, political science, history, economics, religion and foreign language. You can customize your studies by selecting a concentration area relevant to your interests and career plans.
Intercultural Skills and Experiential Learning
With our off-campus programs, you can spend a semester off-campus studying with a BW group or you can enroll in classes abroad learning to function with others in diverse settings. Experiential learning opportunities include independent study projects, internships, Model UN and Model NATO conferences, and co-curricular activities including service learning opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
International Studies can be a companion major/minor for foreign language, business, political science, sociology and many other programs of study.
Strong foundation for graduate study
You can pursue a graduate degree in related interdisciplinary programs like international affairs, public policy, security studies, sustainable development or more focused programs like disaster relief.
International Studies majors will have a choice of two-globally oriented courses of study beginning in fall 2012. You may choose either of the following:
--- The International Affairs track combines interdisciplinary coursework plus foreign language study to provide a broad based foundation for a variety of globally oriented careers.
--- The National Security track provides a focused study of the U.S. approach to the rapidly evolving range of security issues. Students gain a deeper understanding of what security means in an increasingly globalized 21st century.
Offered as a major and minor.