Why earn a bachelor's degree in international studies?

Application Deadlines
Fall:
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Spring:
Dec. 15
Summer:
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Today's interconnected world calls for professionals with the cultural literacy to build bridges across disciplines and communities. A major or minor in International Studies from UND provides a global perspective and prepares you to be a responsible, successful citizen of the world.

International Studies combines coursework from diverse disciplines and offers a high degree of flexibility in customizing your program in areas of study such as:

  • World/regional geography
  • Human Rights
  • World religions
  • International Relations
  • Languages/Literatures/Cultures

With a degree in International Studies from UND, you'll be equipped to communicate across cultures, develop informed opinions about a diverse world and participate in the global discussion.

International Studies at UND

  • Create a personalized 15-credit specialization

  • Earn academic credit for an international internship

  • Study abroad in one of 40-plus countries

  • Immerse yourself in different cultures through monthly Culture Nights on campus

  • Network with students, professors and host families around the globe

International Studies Careers

51K

Median annual salary for interpreters and translators

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

19%

Anticipated job growth for interpreters and translators

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

An International Studies degree gives you maximum flexibility in preparing for further study and a wide variety of careers. For example:

  • Service in the Peace Corps or UN
  • Global nonprofit and NGO work
  • International studies or peace studies
  • Diplomacy and global relations
  • U.S. foreign service
  • Teaching, including overseas

An International Studies degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Event Planning
  • Project Management
  • Social Networks
  • Software Development Life Cycle
  • Fundraising
  • Program Evaluations

UND International Studies Major Alumni

International Studies alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
  • Children's Defense Fund, Inc.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation
  • Bridgewater Bank
  • Community Involvement Programs, Inc.

International Studies Courses

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