International Studies – Program Features
The International Studies multi-disciplinary major is broad and comprehensive covering international and comparative politics, history, literature, religion and art.
Students select an area of concentration for a minimum of 15 credits. Students also have the option of specialization within the major to develop an individualized plan of study.
Program requirements include a foreign language, study-abroad experience and the research-oriented capstone senior seminar.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.