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"What Can I Do With a Major in...International Studies?"

Why Major in International Studies?

Bachelor of Arts Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor degree in International Studies will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Develop an awareness of how the world's systems are interdependent and how local economic and social patterns have a global impact beyond their effect on individual lives.
  • Understand and analyze critical topics in international affairs and global issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various social movements and organizations that have created and are creating, goals and values that transcend national cultures and ideologies.
  • Communicate program-specific knowledge effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively at the intermediate level in a foreign language. 
  • Employ the discipline's theories, approaches, and methods in order to examine and understand past, present, and possible future international interactions.
  • Develop a sensitivity and respect for other cultures, and an ability to interact with consideration and compassion in a complex, diverse, and globalized world.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

CIA Agent Lobbyist
Community Relations Director Military
Cross Cultural Trainer Non-Profit Organizations
Customs Inspector Peace Corps
Diplomatic Officer Private Foundation Director
Disaster/Disease Relief Product Manager
FBI Agent Program Administration
Foreign Affairs Analyst Program Evaluator
Fundraiser Public Affairs Research Analyst
Government Worker Public Health
Humanitarian Relief Worker Public Policy
Immigration Specialist Public Relations
International/Community Development Public Service
International Education Publishing Companies
International Buyer Research
International Financial Analyst Social Entrepreneur
International Marketing Specialist Study Abroad Coordinator
International Consultant United Nations Worker
Labor Relations Specialist Volunteer Coordinator
Legislative Aide  

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

International Security Jobs
Overseas Jobs
Going Global
Foreign Affairs Magazine
Federal Government
International Job Opportunities
International Career and Jobs Overseas

Affiliated Organizations

Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation
American Foreign Service Association
American Institute for Foreign Study
American Translators Association
Amnesty International
Federation of International Trade Associations
Foreign Policy Association
International Association of Business Communicators
International Center for Journalists
International Public Relations Associations
International Studies Association
Public Citizen
World Trade Organization

Four-Year Academic Plan

International Studies: B.A. Degree 


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator