Welcome! International Studies is an interdisciplinary program focused on providing students varying and distinct discipline-specific perspectives on global issues. The core courses in the major emphasize the development of intercultural competencies to prepare students for careers in government, the non-profit sector, and international education among others. Students may pursue a major or minor in International Studies.
The International Studies curriculum includes a foreign language requirement and also provides students with the flexibility to study abroad. Most students study abroad for one or two semesters. Students also have the option to participate in a summer study abroad program or faculty-guided study tour. The courses students take while studying abroad transfer back to UCM and count towards the major or minor.
Over 1000 foreign exchange students study at UCM each year and many of these students enroll in International Studies classes. This gives UCM International Studies students the unique opportunity to interact with students from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe on a regular basis.
International Studies students are encouraged to participate in one of many student organizations including Model United Nations (MUN), Students for Political Action (SPA), and the Study Abroad Student Association (SASA). Members will gain valuable experience participating in simulations, and organizing campus events related to local and global issues. For more information contact, Dr. Darlene Budd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Community Project
November 15, 2015
Dr. Ziblim Iddi
Department of Political Science
University of Ghana
"Growth and Development in Africa"
December 4, 2013
Dr. Nader Hashemi
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
"Israel, Palestine and the Crisis
in Islam-West Relations"
April 8, 2013
As seen on the Daily Show!
Dr. Mansour El-Kikhia
Department of Political Science & Geography
University of Texas - San Antonio
"Libya and the Arab Spring"
October 17, 2011
Dr. Andrew Blum
United States Peace Institute
"International Studies Career Opportunities"
March 31, 2010