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College of Arts and Sciences
International Studies

International Studies

The International Studies major enables students to act competently and conscientiously within an increasingly interconnected world. Students will acquire multiple perspectives on global patterns and local contexts through a broad interdisciplinary curriculum, while having the opportunity to focus on a specific world region, international issue, or subject area.

Seattle University students can also connect their knowledge of society, politics, economics, and culture to real world situations through direct foreign experience, senior research projects and internship work. An international studies degree thus equips our students to pursue further study and internationally oriented careers in fields such as government, business, law, communications, development and education.

Degrees offered: BA, BA with Department Honors, minor

International Studies Honors Program

The International Studies Department offers a two-course, cohort model honors program for qualified majors. It has the following distinctive features: 

  • Highly selective (with minimum overall and major GPAs plus application process)
  • Cohort model with students and faculty working together through two quarters
  • Students expected to produce a high-quality, scholarly paper suitable for presentation at an undergraduate research conference or for publication in an undergraduate research journal
  • At least two faculty review and approve final theses

International Studies Honors Information

International Studies Honors Applicaton  

Honors Change-of-Major Form

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Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal

A joint project of the College of Arts and Sciences, the English Department, Office of Sponsored Research Programs, and the Office of the Provost, SUURJ is an online journal published annually, in May of each year.

SUURJ Call for Papers