About the Program

The International Studies (INTL) program is both an interdisciplinary and a multidisciplinary program. It draws from many disciplines giving students a multidimensional perspective on global development and issues.  The INTL major recognizes that a comprehensive focus on international issues, foreign cultures, and societies is beyond the ability of any one discipline to provide.  It emphasizes knowledge of regions across disciplines and time. 

Participation in the International Studies program provides students with the skills needed to become global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world where global challenges affect local issues.  In the very near future, virtually all occupations will be international in scope.  Global challenges require global solutions and students with knowledge and understanding of world issues and cultures will be in high demand, become leaders of their generation, and make significant contributions to their local communities.