About the International Studies Program
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is an interdisciplinary degree consisting of 31 credit hours. The beauty of an BA in International Studies is that it can be combined with a second major and in many cases compliments the major you already have! Examples of majors that students have had in conjunction with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies include: Political Science, Business, Communication, History, Modern Languages, Sociology, Public Health, etc.
What type of students are interested in International Studies?
- Students seeking to bring an international dimension to their careers.
- Students interested in enhancing their education by deepening their understanding of global concerns.
Why International Studies?
As the importance of the world's interdependence becomes more evident, it is essential to promote global membership. Technological developments are vastly broadening our network of information and communication, overriding traditional notions of national borders and revolutionizing our concept of doing business. With an individualized area of concentration in international studies students learn their unique place as citizens of the world.
SLU's Center for International Studies offers a major unlike any other. The International Studies major produces students who have immersed themselves in a different culture through studying abroad and have gained work experience and networking connections through their internship. Our students communicated internationally with language proficiency and focus their studies on their primary area of interest with interdisciplinary electives.