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Why Study International Studies?

Globalization has led to a demand for culturally aware graduates who understand the importance and impact of international relations. At UWRF, international studies students are equipped to view their work through a global lens, honing their skills with study abroad experiences, foreign language curriculum and more.

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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Successfully communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • Sharpen and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills through an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Gain proficiency in a foreign language and encourage the development of language competency.
  • Develop an understanding of global awareness, cultural differences and international relations.
  • Cultivate leadership skills that translate to all career fields.


Types of Courses

  • Contemporary Europe
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • International War and Peace
  • History of the Modern World
  • Human Geography
  • Politics of East Asia
  • Scottish Politics
  • World Food and Populations

“My favorite major-related experience was studying abroad. I went to Scotland and it was the best experience I’ve ever had. I got to explore so many amazing places, I made many friendships that I know will last forever, and I got to know the staff and professors in a way that I cannot in a campus setting.”

- Shelby Prestidge, international studies major

Potential Careers

International studies graduates find themselves working diverse roles for a wide variety of employers. Future roles for you could include:

  • Customs Inspector
  • FBI/Secret Service Agent
  • Foreign Affairs or Intelligence Analyst
  • Immigration Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Study Abroad Coordinator