Do international jobs such as researcher on Russia for Human Rights Watch and diplomatic work for the U.S. Department of State sound compelling? The University of Findlay’s new Bachelor of Arts in International Studies will prepare students for widely varied career opportunities based throughout the nation and world. Program graduates will help meet the growing demand for intrepid professionals who are well versed in global issues, and have the communication knowledge to work with diverse populations. Courses will begin this fall.
Findlay’s international studies major will provide students with transferable skills in areas such as intercultural and international engagement, language proficiency and competence in a specific region’s culture. Graduates will be well equipped for careers in fields such as international business, service organizations based in the United States, federal service employment and non-governmental organizations abroad.
International studies majors will choose from two areas of focus: intercultural studies and global relations. Intercultural studies focuses on preparing students to develop relationships working within other cultural groups and is recommended for those planning to work abroad in education or other service fields. Global relations is designed to prepare students for governmental employment or graduate study.
In addition to a focus area, students will choose Asia, Europe or Latin America as a regional area to study. Students will participate in an international academic experience as well. This requirement can be fulfilled through University of Findlay international study courses or through an affiliated study abroad program. Scholarships and financial aid for international experience are available.
Designed to pair well with other majors and minors, international studies students will have the option to add a second major or minor in complementing areas of study such as international business, communication and political science.
Please contact Erin Laverick, Ph.D., chair of the department of language and culture, with questions at 419-434-4831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.