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International Studies

International Studies is an interdisciplinary major administered by the Department of Political Science. Students have the opportunity to learn about regions of the world as well as social, political and economic issues confronting actors in the international environment. The major is combined with extensive studies in a language of the student's choosing. Available courses include:

  • Fundamentals of International Politics
  • Power Morality and International Relations
  • International Political Economics
  • Making American Foreign Policy
  • Causes of War

Students interested in international studies and politics have the option of participating in Model United Nations, Model Organization of American States and Undergraduate Moot Court. These competitions give students an opportunity to witness and practice what they learn in the classroom.

Study abroad is highly recommended for all International Studies majors as it allows for a deeper understanding of their studies, as well as an opportunity to implement their foreign language skills. For information on all of Baylor's study abroad programs, visit the Study Abroad webpage.

Students graduating with an International Studies major most often continue their studies through graduate or law school. Both graduate and law school provide students with the opportunity to pursue international law, teach at the university level or work in upper administration for various government agencies. Others use their undergraduate degree to work for non-profit organizations, advocacy centers, mission fields or government agencies.

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