The international studies major integrates the perspectives of political science, economics, business, sociology, history, and a variety of other disciplines to provide the student with a structured approach to a comprehensive understanding of the complex and interdependent nature of political, social, and economic factors that shape behavior in the international system. Seven structured concentrations are offered which permit the student to focus in a given area of interest: (1) Conflict and Peace Studies; (2) Environmental Issues; (3) Global Trade and International Business; (4) Global Interdependence; (5) Development Studies; (6) Global Public Health Studies; and (7) an Area Studies concentration. In addition, students may develop a uniquely designed specialized concentration. The major prepares the student for careers in foreign service, the intelligence community, international business, the international policy-making community, positions with international NGOs concentrating on development and public health, related research fields, as well as law and teaching.
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