Why International Studies?
- 1With a degree in International Studies, you can pursue a career in government, consulting, media, business, or non-profit.
- 2According to The Princeton Review, “International Studies will equip you with a greater understanding of how other cultures live and govern themselves.”
- 3A degree in International Studies will provide you with the basic skills in economic and political analysis, relating and analyzing across cultural and national lines, organizing thoughts and engaging in debate, and logical problem analysis.
Careers in International Studies
- Foreign Service Officer/Specialist
- Foreign Exchange Trader
- Political Campaign Worker
Alumni Graduate Schools
- New York University
- Valparaiso University
- University of Illinois - Chicago
- University of Indianapolis
- DePaul University
Why Study International Studies at Saint Joseph's College?
At SJC, students studying International Studies take a wide array of classes, including courses in economics, business, history, English, political science, philosophy, and religion. By opting out of taking the group major approach to International Studies, students do not have a mandatory year abroad. As a result, International Studies students can choose a minor that will better prepare them for their dream career. For example, students can minor in Spanish and become experienced in the language or minor in Journalism and learn to write effectively. While spending time abroad is not a requirement for International Studies majors, students are presented opportunities to study abroad for 10 days or one semester. Students wishing to major in International Studies and spend a year abroad should consider majoring in our group major International Studies with Junior Year Abroad.
The faculty members at SJC encourage all of their students to pursue internships. The Washington Center in Washington, DC is an excellent program for policy-oriented students who want to get hands-on experience in our nation's capital.
Dedication to Excellence
The International Studies program’s curricular flexibility opens many career paths for students. Whether a student is interested in emerging world development, business, law, or teaching, International Studies students can take advantage of SJC faculty from almost every discipline. In addition to the flexible curriculum, the Core Program is also advantageous for International Studies students. While taking Core, students learn about the origins of other civilizations, including South and East Asian, African, Mesopotamian, European, and Latin American civilizations. As a result, Core reinforces the International Studies program and vice versa, which is beneficial for International Studies students.
Faculty and Class Size
The faculty at SJC have vast experience and expertise because of their research and personal experiences, which include travels to India, Nicaragua, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Africa, England, Jordan, Syria, Vietnam, and more. Class sizes range between 10 and 25 students due to the various types of required courses.