About the Degree
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies, you can combine critical thinking and analysis skills with the study of a culture, applying ethics and a global mindset. These skills will help you focus on a career in government, business, and politics in the U.S. and abroad. Beyond your career, you will learn what it means to be a global citizen, opening a window of understanding into other cultures.
What You'll Learn
A greater understanding and knowledge of cultures and societies foreign to your own.
An understanding of the positive impact other cultures and societies have on our lives.
- A means to communicate by way of a second or even third (or more) language.
- The ability to travel abroad and experience a foreign culture firsthand through MSSU's unique Study Abroad program.
This Degree is Great for You if:
- Students who complete the program shall demonstrate communication skills in a language other than their own at a proficiency level beyond the intermediate level of study.
- Students who complete the program shall analyze a variety of problems of international significance, selecting or creating possible solutions and defining possible means of implementation.
- Students who complete the program shall communicate clearly in writing.
- Students who complete the program shall compare values of one culture with those of another, demonstrating how values develop and analyzing how cultural values impact on decisions of international importance.
- Students who complete the program shall analyze the impact of social institutions in their own culture as well as in another, demonstrating an understanding of individuals’ roles in these systems, be they governmental, economic, religious, family or occupational.
- Students who complete the program shall identify activities and products which constitute the scientific/technological aspects of a culture other than their own, demonstrating an understanding of the impact of such activities and products on the individuals and the physical environment in a culture.
- Students who complete the program shall identify those activities and products which constitute the artistic aspects of a culture other than their own; understand the impact which art, in its various forms, has on individuals in a culture; and analyze the uses of works of art within that culture.