The world is your oyster. An international studies minor shows the world why you’re ready.

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Give any major you choose worldwide appeal by pairing it with an international studies minor. The seven courses that fulfill the minor give you the necessary skills if your career takes you outside the United States.

 The World is Your Classroom

When you minor in international studies, you’ll take courses that give you a global focus. All international studies minors take Global Perspectives in Economics and Political Science and Perspectives in Global Histories.

You then build on these fundamentals. Take two courses that provide a historical context and another two that provide a contemporary context for international studies.

To gain a historical perspective, you can learn about history from nations the world over by choosing history courses from those listed in our academic catalog.

Or you can choose specified courses from a number of other subjects, including:

  • Communication
  • French
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Spanish

You also choose two courses to provide a contemporary context for the minor. International Relations and Developing Nations are two such political science courses. You can also choose from specified courses in:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Sport Management

See the World

You won’t be stuck in a classroom when you minor in international studies. What sense would that make? You’ll round out your classroom learning with a study abroad experience. You can travel abroad on a W’International seminar trip or conduct an internship in a location overseas. Either way, you gain valuable experience as you broaden your view of the world.

Contact Us

Ready to declare a minor in international studies? Or would you like more information? Stop by Burris Building or email Dr. Jim Hastings.