Sherri Goldstein Cash, Ph.D.
Chair, History and International Studies
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Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

International Studies: The UC Advantage

The major in international studies enables you to build a broad and nuanced understanding of the world and how it works from a range of perspectives, including cultural, economic, and political/governmental.

UC student

Taught by a distinguished faculty, UC's international studies major is an interdisciplinary program that draws on history, government and politics, human rights advocacy, language, and other fields. The program offers rich opportunities for foreign study and includes a capstone senior seminar.


International studies majors choose from four academic concentrations:
  • Language, culture, and literature
  • International relations, comparative politics, and comparative history
  • Economics, development, and the environment
  • International law, security, and human rights
For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

The international studies program helps you lay the foundation for a rewarding career in a broad spectrum of fields, including:
  • International political relations
  • Global enterprise management
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Government
  • Education
…and other fields. UC international studies alumni have taken leadership positions at:
  • HSBC
  • Compass Interpreters
  • CITRIX Systems
  • New York University
  • Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
  • MacroGenics, Inc.
  • Miami Dade County, Florida