International Studies BA/BS
International Studies connects the individual to the world.
The IS Program is interdisciplinary, allowing students to combine studies in anthropology, business, economics, history, political science, geography, and related disciplines and foreign languages.
The International Studies major has a small set of required core courses. In addition, students choose three additional elective courses from a wide list dealing with aspects of global systems and geo-political considerations known as political economy, as well as three elective courses dealing with a particular country or world region. Most of the courses also fulfill different University Studies requirements beyond the IS Major.
All International Studies majors complete a Capstone, which provides skills for a broader and deeper understanding and interpretation of regional and global events, issues, and problems, the origins of current regional and global problems, and the connections between their own lives and those of people elsewhere in the world. Recent Capstones have included “Foreign Aid to Developing Countries,” “Music, Worship, and Revolutions,” and “A General History of Indo-European Language.”
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for an International Studies degree:
*Based on National Average
SOU International Studies Alumni
Founder and CEO of Noble Coffee, Ashland, OR
Assistant specialist with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) and Public Utilities Commissioner.