Program Overview:

International Studies

The International Studies certificate is designed to develop global perspective, critical thinking abilities and the cultural sensitivity to work with people from all backgrounds. While some students use this course work as a stepping stone to graduate programs, others may utilize international studies in business consulting, journalism, education, public affairs or any other area that requires an international and cross-cultural perspective. This program presents students with multiple course offerings to accommodate varied interests within the subject of International Studies.

Program Goals

International Studies post-baccalaureate students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of economic models and processes that can help explain the complex workings of the global economy
  • Analyze and evaluate conceptual frameworks that can be applied to international politics, organizations, and global trends 
  • Develop models for explaining cultural differences in the workplace and in the local and world community
  • Draw inferences about global interdependence and discern economic and political trends with global impact

Required Courses

Students are required to take 6 of the following courses:

  • ANTHRO 211 Culture and Society
  • ECON 305 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECON 325 Economic Growth and Development
  • ECON 326 Economics of Developing Countries
  • ECON 361 International Trade
  • ECON 362 International Finance
  • POLI SCI 240 Intro to International Relations
  • POLI SCI 341 International Political Economy
  • POLI SCI 342 International Organizations
  • POLI SCI 343 International Law
  • POLI SCI 345 National Security
  • POLI SCI 348 Globalization
  • POLI SCI 358 Nationalism
  • A maximum of three language courses may be applied toward this certificate

Additional Information

Economics courses typically require prerequisites. Substitutions for courses may be made with permission from the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs.