An interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for international leadership roles in the 21st century
International Studies is a comprehensive course of study which offers a major (Bachelor's Degree) and a minor. The program encourages its students to think both globally and across disciplines as they seek to understand the dynamics of a global society. The vitality behind this program comes from experienced faculty members who offer courses in several disciplines. During their program at Fredonia both majors and minors in International Studies interact with the Office of Study Abroad Programs, with the Department of Modern Languages, are exposed to a variety of academic disciplines and research methodologies, have the opportunity to join several campus student groups, and attend countless cultural events. In addition to providing students with knowledge, research experience, and analytic skills in a cooperative and interdisciplinary learning environment, the program also provides the intellectual foundations required in the global job market and for admission to graduate school. This rigorous course of study prepares students for careers in education both in domestic and the international arenas; with local and federal governments in the sectors of policy analysis, public affairs, diplomacy and national security; with non-governmental organizations and humanitarian agencies; the curriculum will also satisfy those seeking positions in international law, media, entertainment and tourism industries and global business. Proficiency must be demonstrated in a foreign language equivalent to a two-year course of study. More advanced study of a foreign language is strongly encouraged. Students must gain international experience through a study program abroad or an international internship.Click Here for Program Requirements - Major and Minor International Studies
What is New?
Congratulations to Sylvana Dussan and Hanna Orsino, recepients of the 2013-2014 Jon & Wilma Kraus Award, in recognition for their academic excellence in Political Science and International Studies.
STUDY ABROAD SUMMER 2013 AND J-TERM 2014
Several courses and study trips are being prepared. For more information, please contact SUNY Fredonia Office of Study Abroad Programs, LoGrasso Hall: Click Here
A valid passport is needed to travel abroad (including Mexico and Canada). The Post Office branches, including those in Dunkirk-Fredonia area, will handle passport applications. The entire process can take more than 6 weeks.
See where some Fredonia graduates with a degree in International Studies are working now!
Ford Foundation; The Freedom House; The World Bank; Teaching English Abroad; The Jamestown-Post Journal; Public Libraries; Homeland Security; Environmental Organizations, Federal Government Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations, City Councils, Media Organizations.
Several are enrolled in graduate programs both in the United States and abroad in fields such as International Development, International Relations, History, National Security, International Education, Middle East Affairs, Russian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Law.
A number of graduates are interning with humanitarian agencies, some are candidates for Fulbright Fellowships, while others are being prepared to take positions with the U.S. Foreign Service.