About This Program
You want to see the world through a variety of perspectives. You’re curious about other cultures, their customs, language, and politics. Diversity is important to you --- in both your future career and in your life. International studies may be the major for you.
Why Utica University
The major in international studies enables students 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. Taught by a distinguished faculty, Utica University'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 at Utica
- International Political Relations
- And more!
What You'll Learn
International studies majors choose from three academic concentrations:
- Global Concentration
- Comparative Concentration
- Cultural Concentration
Utica’s interdisciplinary approach to the study of nations, people, and culture is designed for students with interests in international political relations and economics, government, law, foreign service, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, developmental and environmental studies, language, literature, culture, and education.
A Degree That Works
The international studies program helps you lay the foundation for a rewarding career in a broad spectrum of fields, including international political relations, economics, law, government, education, and more.
Utica University international studies alumni have taken leadership positions at:
- Compass Interpreters
- CITRIX Systems
- New York University
- Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
- MacroGenics, Inc.
- Miami Dade County, Florida
Student Voices: Adrian Gutierrez
A brief conversation with Adrian Gutierrez, an international student from Venezuela majoring in International Studies with a concentration in economics, development, and environment, about the welcoming environment he found at Utica University.
Student Voices: Marjorie Tetteh
A conversation with international studies major Marjorie Tetteh, a student from Ghana, who talks about how she chose Utica, what her program is like, and the welcoming culture she discovered here.
Student Voices: Joseph Calvin Mends
A conversation with Joseph Calvin Mends, a Utica University student from Ghana, about his major in international studies and his plans for the future.
Student Voices: Marie Grace Nibigira
A brief conversation with Marie Grace Nibigira, an International Studies major from Rochester who was born in Tanzania and who has a passion for protecting the rights of refugees.
Student Voices: Laura Holmes
A brief discussion with Laura Holmes, a double major in International Studies and Anthropology, on how an understanding of people and cultures allows for a better way to help others as well as how the rich diversity of the Utica area adds to the robustness of the Utica University anthropology program.