What You Will Learn
What Is The International Studies Degree?
The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is housed within the College of Arts
& Humanities with possible concentrations in either Cultural Affairs or Political
Affairs. As an interdisciplinary program, coursework is taken from the departments
of History & Political Science and English & World Languages to fulfill a mutual understanding
of culture through language and historical events that shape the present. Students
may choose from the available foreign languages and cultures to study Spanish, French,
German, or Japanese. This program is designated as a recommended option for those
Pre-Law students intending to apply for law school after completion of their undergraduate
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Oral and written proficiency in the chosen language other than English.
- Ability to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience.
- Recognition of distinctive viewpoints within chosen language and culture.
- Culture comparisons across multiple languages.
- Mastery of significant literary works in the chosen language.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- Modern Language Association
- The International Studies Association
- The International Relations and Security Network
- The Institute of World Politics
- National Communication Association
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the International Studies field depend on the chosen language and
culture of study as well as the industries of interest to the student. Students can
think out of the box with this major through careers in multilingual writing and public
programs or public services. If you are confident in your ability to speak your chosen
language as well as English, you may also find work in a position requiring some translating.
Where Can I Get More Information About The International Studies Degree?
For more information about the International Studies degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Arts & Humanities catalog.