Who should pursue a minor in international studies?

The International Studies Minor is an excellent complement to nearly any major, or for students planning to pursue advanced degrees in many fields including international relations, international law, or public policy.

Students considering international careers, careers in government or public service, and employment with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) would benefit from participation in the international studies minor.

A Student-Designed Program of Study

Students design their own plan of study drawn from an extensive menu of courses from across campus. The list below shows examples of possible themes and regions, although the list is by no means complete. Students may also propose their own thematic and regional focus, which would require the approval of a PICS advisor. Students who have taken an approved course before declaring the minor should request on their proposals that it be counted toward the minor.

Examples of Thematic Areas of Study Examples of Regional Areas of Study
Human Rights Africa
International Economics and Development Middle East
International Conflict and Security Europe
Religion Russia
Race and Ethnicity Latin America
Gender and Sexuality India
Global Health China
Governance and Democracy Japan
Comparative Environmental Studies Caribbean
Globalization South America