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International Studies

International Studies

About the International Studies inter-disciplinary program.

Rowan University now offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies (I.S.). Students may select one of two  specializations or they may pursue a BA degree with one of several Double Major offerings. Because of the inter-departmental nature of this agree program, The Library's Research Guide can be especially useful in directing you to the appropriate resources and offering additional guidance.  For more detailed explanation of the International Studies Degree program, follow this link to the International Studies Website. Also link to the Program Guide.

Please note that if you are interested in pursuing an International Studies major you should consult the program coordinator as early as possible in your academic career in order to develop an effective sequence of courses.  


Rowan University, International Studies Program

Degree Earned: 
Bachelor of Art

International Studies is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare you for careers in an increasingly global world. As an International Studies major, you will undertake a rigorous program of study--international politics, economics, geography, languages, history, and cultures--to analyze major issues facing the world community and understand your own society in a broader context. You will also learn how to apply interdisciplinary approaches to global problems and issues and acquire transferable skills in communication, collection and analysis of data, and research. Specializations are available in

  • International Business and Economics
  • Global and Comparative Perspectives
  • Middle East and African Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • European and Russian Studies
  • Latin American and Iberian Studies

International Studies majors will be well-positioned to build careers within a wide range of companies, foundations, and governmental organizations that require an in-depth knowledge of international issues or to continue on to graduate programs in a variety of fields.

Sample Courses:

  1. Cultural Geography
  2. Earth, People, And The Environment
  3. Introduction To Cultural Anthropology
  4. Religions Of The World

Possible Careers:

  1. Healthcare
  2. Law
  3. Government
  4. Education
  5. International Business