International Studies (BA)

International Studies (BA)

120 credits
Major Requirements*
36 credits
General Education Core
33 credits
Major Electives
30 credits
Free Electives
21 credits
* Including two 3-credit internships
What can you do with this degree?

Medaille’s BA in International Studies prepares you for careers in fields like:

Human Resources
Government and Foreign Service
International Business and Export/Import Business
Nonprofit Social and Community Service
Social Work and Counseling
Public Relations
Health Services
Travel and Hospitality

Choose two concentrations from four unique options:

Intercultural Studies
International Business
International Law
Urban Studies
About the Program 

Medaille’s bachelor’s degree in international studies program provides you with a unique opportunity to: 

  • Enrich your understanding of the interconnectedness of peoples and cultures
  • Learn about and discuss cultural traditions and practices outside your world view
  • Develop your awareness of cultural diversity so that you can communicate with reflection, empathy and intelligence
  • Prepare yourself to participate in a global dialogue
  • Familiarize yourself with different disciplinary approaches to the international world
  • Increase your abilities to read closely and to make informed critical judgments
  • Develop your abilities to communicate clearly and persuasively, orally, in writing, and in multimedia

International Studies (BA) Program Faculty

  • Douglas Anderson
    Douglas Anderson, M.F.A.

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M207

    Phone: (716) 880-2114


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  • Matthew Bowker
    Matthew H. Bowker, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of the Practice in Political Science, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: 81H

    Phone: (716) 880-2570


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  • Gerald J. Erion
    Gerald J. Erion, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M221

    Phone: (716) 880-2174


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  • Dr. Megan Feifer
    Dr. Megan Feifer

    Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (716) 880-2176


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  • Courtney Grim
    Courtney Grim, M.F.A.

    Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M029

    Phone: (716) 880-2279


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  • Dr. Nicole M. Jowsey
    Dr. Nicole M. Jowsey

    Assistant Professor of the Practice in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M226


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  • Daniel Kotzin
    Daniel Kotzin, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M224

    Phone: (716) 880-2318


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    James Ramsey, Ph.D.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Program Director (FYE)

    Phone: 716-880-2000


  • Bridgette Slavin
    Bridgette Slavin, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M231

    Phone: (716) 880-2156


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  • Alice Villasenor
    Alice Villaseñor, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of English, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M209

    Phone: (716) 880-2217


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You have an exciting journey ahead —
and we’ll be there every step of the way.

Medaille College is the place for students who want to change their world and improve the lives of their communities through their careers as leaders, advocates and professionals. Each one of Medaille’s undergraduate programs prepares you for the workplace through hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom.

Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000

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