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International Studies, BA

What will I study?

International Studies, an interdisciplinary major, prepares students for careers in international affairs. Its core of history and social studies is complemented by courses in international business and foreign language. The program requires 37 credits in the major; a summer practical experience in a cross- cultural setting is strongly encouraged. The major supports the division's goal of promoting a biblically based study of human interactions and relationships.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Communicate effectively in cross-cultural settings.
-- Evaluate different political systems and economic theories.
-- Assess global political development in the modern era.
-- Apply biblical principles in cross-cultural settings.

What classes will I take?

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Future Careers

Careers will be open to you in international agencies. A foreign language minor will greatly enhance your opportunities to become part of various government agencies abroad. Opportunities are available in international companies or in American companies which operate abroad.

Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.

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