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B.A. in International Studies

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 124

International Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program emphasizing global awareness as preparation for careers in international service or international business.  Its multifaceted curriculum is designed to introduce you to the complex cultural, socioeconomic, and geopolitical realities of today’s world and to foster analytical thinking paired with effective communication and research skills.

International Studies majors become highly proficient in understanding global affairs through studying the culture, history, and political economy of the regions outside the United States. You can also acquire a second language and experience another culture by studying abroad.

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With These Skills:

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Foreign Languages
  • Independence
  • Sensitivity
  • Problem-solving
  • Organization
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Listening

With This Experience:

  • Analyze Societal Concepts
  • Engage in Cultural Immersion
  • Research Traditions
  • Adapt Different Worldviews
  • Meet New People and Ideas
  • Plan and Design Public Projects
  • Lead Discussions and Debates
  • Undergo an Internship
  • Partake in Community Service
  • Develop Global Policies

What Can I Do with an International Studies Degree?

Our students in the Center for International Studies graduate from Georgia Southern prepared for careers in a world shaped by globalization. By combining skills courses, workshops, and hands-on experiences, you will take away the necessary preparation and confidence to become a professional. See what you can do with your degree by exploring jobs in international studies and international trade.

International Trade Careers

Companies that offer trade services include a huge variety of positions. You might work at a shipping company and assist in transporting products between different nations. Whether dealing with imports or exports, international trade incorporates a number of fields, including agriculture, sales, distribution, manufacturing, and transportation.

Other services exporters and importers need are in finance, law, and insurance. With a legal background, you could help a company with international law and trade regulations. If you’re interested in working for the federal government, you can also pursue a career in either trade assistance or trade regulation.

Those who work in international trade can hold professional positions, including:

  •    Customs house broker
  •    Distributor
  •    Export manager
  •    Freight broker
  •    Freight forwarder
  •    Import agent
  •    Insurance broker
  •    Manufacturer
  •    Salesperson
  •    Wholesales

International Studies Careers

As an international studies major, you develop analytical thinking, research, and economic literacy. These skills are ideal for careers in the international aspect of government, communications, business, law, journalism and non-profit organizations.

You can find employment in business, government, nonprofits, social services, consulting firms, and educational institutions.

Other occupations include:

  •       Community Organization worker
  •       Congressional/Legislative Aide
  •       Customs Manager
  •       Diplomatic Aide
  •       Foreign Correspondent
  •       Foreign Information Officer
  •       Foreign Diplomat
  •       Immigration Inspector
  •       International Consultant
  •       Peace Corps Volunteer
  •       United Nations Worker

Pursue your education on international studies to start your career.

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Last updated: 2/24/2022