international studies

This major is perfect for students who picture themselves working in world affairs. Not only will you acquire advanced language skills, but you’ll also gain knowledge of geopolitics, history and culture. International studies majors usually prepare for their career by studying abroad, working in a global internship or conducting field research abroad. If you’ve got a taste for international adventure, just choose the area of the globe you’d like to focus on for your degree in International Studies.

I’m also a minor!

credits required for the International Studies major

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Learning outcomes

  • Apply interdisciplinary approaches to critically analyze issues of global significance
  • Demonstrate reading, speaking and writing skills in a second language at a general professional proficiency level
  • Increase cross-cultural knowledge through an international experience and regional study

Career opportunities

  • Cultural exchange coordinator
  • International trade researcher
  • Global sales manager
  • NGO strategist
  • Community development coordinator

International Studies minor

By combining courses from the IS core with classes from regional and topical content areas, you’ll be all set with a minor in this program. If working abroad is your dream job, or you just want to enhance your major with a global outlook, WOU’s International Studies minor option should be on your radar!

credits required for the International Studies minor

Faculty

MARY PETTENGER

Professor, Division Chair, Politics, Policy, and Administration
503-838-8301 | pettengm@wou.edu | HSS 231A

ROBIN SMITH

Professor, Department Head, Anthropology
503-838-8357 | smithr@wou.edu | HSS 209

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8301

Email: pettengm@wou.edu

Location: HSS 231