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International Studies, Bachelor of Arts

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International Studies is an interdisciplinary program built around a core of courses (including foreign language study) illustrating the interdependency created by globalization. Within the program, students choose a thematic and regional focus that allows them to hone their expertise in areas best suited to their career interests and to develop linguistic skills.  

Students graduating with a degree in International Studies display an understanding of the powerful forces that define global issues from a variety of perspectives in society, including business, communications, culture, society and health issues, politics, and science. Demonstrating the skills needed to function in the global environment and interpret world events, they also exhibit an appreciation for and sensitivity to diverse cultures and values.

The INTS major includes 12 hours of required core courses and 24 hours of electives chosen from three thematic and three area studies options. These electives permit students to design a course of study around their own thematic and linguistic interests and career plans.  

Career Opportunities with this Degree

  • Foreign Service
  • United States Information Agency
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • United Nations
  • Domestic Businesses
  • State Department
  • European Union
  • Amnesty International
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Graduate Schools
Yolima Rey
"Within the International Studies program, I created strong bonds with the international community at UNK. I still celebrate the friendships I made then, which have given me cultural awareness and homes all over the world." "When I graduated, I decided to move back to my home country Colombia. There, I worked at the Colombian Congress. My studies in international affairs were an advantage because I served as an assistant for a representative who presided the Commission of International Relations, working closely with Colombia’s concerns at a global level." Currently Rey resides in Asuncion, Paraguay and now works in education.

Yolima Rey

International Studies