International Studies Program, University Interdisciplinary Programs
The International Studies Minor provides a global perspective in an interdisciplinary course of study.
The Minor is designed to provide students with the knowledge, perspectives and skills that are critical for global citizenship and careers in an increasingly interrelated world. The Minor consists of (1) completion of an approved international study, exchange, internship, or service-learning program, (2) International Studies courses, (3) the study of a second language, and (4) course work in related fields. Students completing this minor will be well prepared for a variety of professional opportunities.
Why Consider an International Studies Minor?
The International Studies Minor can make major coursework more applicable to a particular part of the world, can enhance a major’s relevancy to real-world issues, and can instill the principles needed to effectively evaluate experiences from outside one’s own borders.
The International Studies Minor enhances many different job possibilities; from working with non-governmental agencies in the U.S. and around the world to designing web networks, reporting on events and manufacturing products that cross borders.
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Advisement for the minor can be secured through Leah Lippman, faculty for the Institute for Global Engagement, Miller Hall 204D, 360-650-6675.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.