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International Studies

International studies at MSU is an interdisciplinary program that combines classroom learning with practical application of international concepts and will teach you how to assess the current political and economic changes of other cultures.

You will gain knowledge of other cultures, languages and institutions that will be complemented by a required study abroad experience approved by the department.

The program includes tracks of study specializing in the Eurasia, Latin America, Europe, and Africa and the Middle East. 

The International Studies Club is an opportunity for IST majors and minors, as well as other majors who are interested, to increase their knowledge about international affairs, share their experiences abroad, and to increase awareness on campus about international opportunities. Throughout the school year, the IST clubs hosts speakers, works to promote the IST major and minor, and participates in many events including fundraisers, international dinners, and study abroad fairs.  


You may choose to major or minor in International studies.

Program Requirements

To be accepted, you must meet MSU's admission requirements.  

For a complete list of program requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website.

Career Opportunities

Students who gain degrees in International Studies find jobs locally and internationally with government agencies, non profit organizations and in the private sector.

Professions relying on a background in international studies include those in:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Public services
  • Social work

Completing an interdisciplinary international studies degree will also prepare you for entrance into graduate school.

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

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