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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

AdjudicatorInternational Sales Analyst
Advertising ExecutiveInternational Stock Broker
Bank Manager Investment
Budget ExaminerJournalist/Reporter
CIA AgentLabor Relations Specialist
Commerce DepartmentLegislative Aide
Community Relations Director Lobbyist
Corporate Public Affairs Officer Management
Cross Cultural TrainerMarketing Research
Customs InspectorMilitary
Diplomatic OfficerNon-Profit Organizations
Disaster/Disease ReliefPeace Corps
Economist Personnel Manager
FBI AgentPrivate Foundation Director
Financial Analyst Product Manager
Foreign Affairs Analyst Professor
Foreign CorrespondentProgram Administration
Foreign Travel EscortProgram Evaluator
FundraiserPublic Affairs Research Analyst
Government WorkerPublic Health
Healthcare Administration Public Policy
Humanitarian Relief Worker Public Relations
Import/Export ManagerPublic Service
Immigration SpecialistPublishing Companies
Institutional/Community DevelopmentResearch
International Broadcaster Security Advisor
International BuyerStudy Abroad Coordinator
International Financial AnalystTrade Specialist
International Marketing Specialist Translator
International ConsultantTravel Writer
International Relations CoordinatorUnited Nations Worker
International LawyerVolunteer Coordinator
International Public Administrator

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
Volunteers Abroad

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?

Keira Mann
Career Development Coordinator