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"Some of the most important things to be learned, cannot be learned at home." -- Dr. Zoe Pearson

 

Whether you like studying culture and society, the environment, development, governance, or conflict resolution, there are interesting classes available to International Studies students across campus at the University of Wyoming. The unique interdisciplinary nature of the International Studies program allows students to graduate with knowledge of history, politics, economics, culture, and natural resources in a global context.cowboy_button.png

As part of the degree, International Studies students focus on a particular region of the world. Students learn a foreign language spoken in that region, participate in cultural activities outside of the classroom, and may choose to intern, study, or work abroad. In an increasingly globalized world, these elements of the International Studies degree prepare students with the global competence to succeed in careers anywhere.

Pursuing a degree in International Studies will help you learn about different places and contemporary global issues. You will develop a global perspective and the skills to understand the interconnections and interdependencies that define our world.

 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES?

As we all know, the world is a socially shrinking place. With the advent of social media people have cultural access to more places than ever and are making many global connections. With a degree in International Studies you will be prepared to work in a global environment. This may mean you live and work abroad, you live in the United States and travel abroad for work, or you work and live in the United States while focusing on international issues. Here are some examples of what recent graduates are doing now:

  • Executive Translator
  • Policy Consultant
  • International Law
  • Ambassador/Attaché
  • Global Markets Analyst
  • Non-profit Director

 

 

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

Core Courses & Electives:

International Studies majors must complete 19 credits of core courses and electives across the best variety of courses, campus-wide. The IS program could boast being one of the most interdisciplinary programs on campus.

Foreign Language:

Students in the program are required to study at least two years of one foreign language--usually in the region they are specializing.

Tracks:

Majors in International Studies concentrate on a pair of 2 tracks: Global & Regional. Global tracks focus studies on issues of governmental, cultural, and economic importance. Regional tracks direct studies towards one area of the world where those issues are of high interest. For example, a student may major in International Studies with a concentration in "Economic Systems of Latin America" or "Culture and Social Issues of Asia and The Pacific Rim". Read more on the two types of tracks below.

 

 

WHAT THE PROGRAM CAN DO FOR YOU

The International Studies Program @ UW connects you with several opportunities that help students excel in their studies, during and after graduation:

  • connections to dozens of internships
  • membership in Sigma Iota Rho, the IS honors society
  • scholarships for studies abroad, field research, and internships
  • access to UW's Arabic Program
  • career opportunities
  • International Studies Club

See more information on each in the links below...

 

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