Why Study Here?

International and Area Studies provides students with the opportunity to design an interdisciplinary program that facilitates the understanding of the human experience from a global perspective.

To succeed in an international career, students need expertise in the politics, economics, history, language, and cultures of societies other than their own. The curricula for the International and Area Studies programs are designed to provide students with a foundation for this expertise by requiring course work in the social sciences, business, language, and humanities.

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Engaged Faculty

Dr. Stephen Wegren and Ray Rafidi are available to help students develop a program that meets the student's intellectual needs and facilitates professional goals post graduation.
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Study Abroad Opportunities

Students are strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester or summer in a Study Abroad program. Most of the courses taught in the study-abroad programs may be applied to the International and Area Studies major and minors.
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Diverse Coursework

The curricula for the International and Area Studies programs are designed to provide students with a foundation for this expertise by requiring course work in the social sciences, business, language, and humanities.