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