International Studies Certificate
Director: Christopher Cook
The International Studies Certificate, which requires a minimum of 31 credits, is a multidisciplinary program that is flexibly structured to complement any major. It is designed to promote the interests of both the career-oriented student and the student whose expectations of a liberal arts education include enhancement of one’s capacity to understand and enjoy the world.
For the student who already has made a career choice such as business or journalism, the International Studies Certificate provides the opportunity to demonstrate flexibility, a breadth of perspective, and interests that are increasingly attractive to prospective employers.
As a complement to any major, the International Studies Certificate facilitates entry into such careers as the U.S. government (both domestic and foreign service), private interest groups, national and international service agencies, journalism, and international business.
The program is also excellent preparation for admission to such highly marketable specialized graduate programs as international management, international communications, foreign service, international business, and international studies. More information about placement and about the International Studies Certificate program or study abroad is available from the director of international studies.
Students focus their study by selecting one of the following certificate programs: