International Studies Bachelor's Degree | Build a Foundation in Practical World Views Fueled by Global Awareness

International Studies Bachelor's Degree | Build a Foundation in Practical World Views Fueled by Global Awareness

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International Studies (BA)

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.

International Studies Program

Shape the international studies program to focus on what interests you! Concentrated areas of study include:


Visual and Performing Arts Concentration

International Business Concentration

International Law Concentration

Youth and Child Development Studies Concentration

History Concentration

Literature Concentration

Intercultural Studies

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.


International Business

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.


International Law

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.


Urban Studies

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

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Program Specs

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



Admission Requirements

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