Maryville graduates take this learning to both private and public sector professions and arenas that address a wide variety of international issues and global challenges. Students are trained for success in a variety of fields depending on their chosen concentrations:
Why go to Maryville for International Studies?
The International Studies major at Maryville enjoys a level of depth and rigor that places it in good company with programs at other national universities such as Yale, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Elon, Drake, and Creighton.
- Broader and more comprehensive: Covers international and comparative politics, history, literature, religion, and art.
- More application-focused: Multi-disciplinary instead of focusing on a single field like most other schools do.
- Small classes, no TAs: Close, individualized interaction with the professors that focuses on your interests and allows you to succeed.
About the International Studies Program
Highlights of the Major
- Minimum of 39 credits (excluding language)
- Required core of 5 courses in politics and geography, religion, history, literature, and art (15 credits)
- 7 courses in a concentration (21 credits)
- Research-based capstone course (3 credits)
- Foreign language (Intermediate II level with C- or better, or proficiency exam)
- Study-abroad experience (minimum of 3 credits – part of the concentration)
- Minor of 15 -21 credits is required
- International Relations
- Comparative Culture Studies
- European Studies
- British Studies
- Global Art and Architecture
You may take full advantage of our consortium agreement with other schools, partaking in exchange and internship opportunities available for international studies majors. You can spend a summer, semester, or full year abroad, and use the experience to satisfy your language study as well.
For more information, explore our Study Abroad opportunities.