International Studies

Two degree tracks and six concentrations

You can choose to pursue either a B.A. or a B.S. in International Studies. Both degrees cover a broad range of social, political, cultural, and economic global issues, and both include the choice of a thematic concentration and a regional focus, as well as overseas study.


Among the concentrations for both the B.A. and B.S. are: 

  • Diplomacy, Security, Governance
  • Global Development
  • Global Health and Environment
  • Human Rights and International Law
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Culture and Politics

You will also select a regional focus in order to take a deep dive into one area of the world. A region may be defined geographically, linguistically, religiously, or ethnically. Examples include Western Europe, Spanish-speaking countries, the Muslim world, and the African diaspora.

How do the two programs differ?

The International Studies B.S. includes economics courses and a statistics course, and is built for students with an aptitude for (and interest in) quantitative reasoning.