Mission and Vision Statement

International Studies Program Mission Statement

The International Studies major focuses on the political economic, socio-historic, and cultural dimensions of changes that have and are taking place around the world. International Studies will help students to develop a global perspective regarding vital trends and issues as they learn to analyze international affairs.

The International Studies major is both an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary program. It emphasizes knowledge of regions across disciplines and time, providing students with the skills necessary to become global citizens. Students who complete the major will have acquired a firm grasp of methodologies appropriate to the study of international phenomena, in-depth expertise in a particular region of the world or international theme, competence in a foreign language, and globally relevant experience through study or internship abroad programs.