About The Major

Global and International Studies helps students understand the international system and prepares them for a career in an increasingly globalized world. As a student you will learn another language, specialize in a given region of the world, study abroad for the major, and focus on cultural, historical, political, economic aspects of the international system. International studies will bring awareness of the major global forces at work in the 21st century world. As a graduate from this program you will be equipped to pursue a career or graduate studies in an interdependent world.

Studies and abilities this major develops include: cultural competency, foreign language, public speaking, research, and writing (IU Department of International Studies, 2017).

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Language courses
  • Intro to international studies
  • Cultural antrhopology
  • Perspectives on the world
  • Human geography
  • Intro to international relations
  • Study abroad experience

Possible Careers

  • Business analyst
  • Disaster/disease relief
  • Journalist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Trade specialist
  • United Nations Officer*
  • Volunteer coordinator

*Indicates career requires additional training or education

Where could I work?

  • Community Health Network
  • Community & social services
  • Government
  • International business
  • Social services
  • Travel/tourism

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

Learn about the AHHS cluster

Learn about other clusters

Meet with an Advisor or Career Consultant

Schedule an appointment