Major in International Studies
Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in international studies
- Certificate in international studies
Saint Louis University International Studies Degree OverviewSaint Louis University's undergraduate degree in international studies examines the roles and responsibilities of the world's multinational corporations, technological innovations, and ecological and environmental concerns. You'll also explore intercontinental issues of diplomacy, human rights advocacy, faith-based movements and socioeconomic relationships.
If you choose to major in international studies at Saint Louis University, you will add a contemporary, global context to your education. As part of your international studies degree, you will demonstrate proficiency in a modern language and study abroad. (Learn about SLU's study abroad programs.)
What You'll Learn in SLU's International Studies Degree ProgramSLU's undergraduate degree in international studies must be completed in combination with a second or third major. Complementary major choices include public health, political science, business, history, modern languages and earth and atmospheric sciences.
Coursework that can be applied to your international studies degree is also diverse, ranging from economics, political science and sociology to art history, philosophy and theology. As part of your degree program, you will also complete an internship in international studies that can take place either in the United States (at a site with an international component) or abroad.
What Can You Do With a Degree in International Studies from SLU?An undergraduate degree in international studies prepares you for careers in the global arena and can make you more attractive to future employers. Some examples of fields where a degree in international studies is can be beneficial include:
- Public service with NGOs or governmental agencies
- Global health
- Immigration law
- Social reform