Learn to effectively engage in our increasingly competitive and interconnected world with Medaille's bachelor's degree in international studies. Meet our interdisciplinary studies faculty.
About the Program
Today’s world is an ever-changing landscape of cultures, traditions, business practices and competition. To prepare yourself, you need a foundation built in practical world views, fueled by global awareness, cultural sensitivity and intellectual discernment. Immerse yourself in Medaille’s International Studies program for a cross-cultural and transhistorical perspective on the human condition. Emerge with the tools required to effectively engage in an interconnected world.
Shape the international studies program to focus on what interests you! Concentrated areas of study include:
Choose this concentration if you're interested in building a more just and sustainable future through highly-impactful, community-based experiential learning and interconnectedness. Career paths include international relations, humanitarian relief and congressional aid.
This concentration will help you gain an understanding of different business practices across the world, preparing you to work confidently and effectively with global partners. Career paths include international and import/export business, management consulting, innovation services and entrepreneurship.
Select this concentration to understand and properly interpret events in countries with different legal systems than our own, and emerge prepared for careers covered by international law. Career paths include international, family or immigration law, government administration and foreign service.
This concentration will allow you to work with diverse populations, including non-English speakers, giving you exposure to multicultural issues and increasing your marketability. Career paths include social work and counseling, public relations, travel and hospitality, health services, nonprofit social and community service, and human resources.
Courses, Requirements & Policies
Total Credits: 120 credits
Major Core Component: 30 credits
Major Electives (Concentrations): 30 credits
Choose two of four, focusing the program on your interests.
Two Internships: 6 credits
Study Abroad: Highly encouraged