Majors, Minors, Certificates & Language Studies

Finding your path to global readiness

If you want to change the world, first you have to understand it: that’s our philosophy at SGIS.

You can choose from five majors, 11 minors, and six certificates as an SGIS student. Even more important, you can customize your educational journey to fit your goals, no matter what they are.

Not sure where you want to focus your energy? Take an introductory class or two.

Passionate about a particular region, like East Asia? Choose an area studies major.

Want to make our planet a better place? Perhaps International Studies, with its focus on issues like global health and environment or diplomacy, security and governance, is for you.

And at SGIS, overseas study is the expectation, not the exception. We want all of our students to study abroad before they graduate.

There’s no end to the avenues you can explore—or the places an SGIS degree can take you.

Erin has also made good use of the internship and independent research opportunities at SGIS. In addition to being a research assistant at the Center on Global and American Security at SGIS, she’s assisting SGIS Professor Padraic Kenney with his research on Communism. Erin has spent time in the University of Michigan archives, and she relied on her Spanish fluency to search for and translate memoirs of South American Communists.