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College Of Arts And Sciences
International Studies
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Why International Studies?

The interdisciplinary minor in International Studies provides an integrated view of global processes through a critical examination of the world's institutions, ideas, cultures, and historical traditions. Students should develop a strong grasp of current social, political, and economic developments in the world, and be able to apply this knowledge to analyze both the opportunities and problems created by global processes, and the possibilities for social activism and change. The minor is open to all undergraduates regardless of academic major or place of residence. As part of the minor requirements, students select a world region to study from among the following: Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia (post-Soviet states including Russia), Latin America/the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs. With the approval of the director, credits earned for courses taken abroad may count toward fulfillment of the minor. In addition, the minor is a living learning center program affiliated with Stimson International College. Students are encouraged to live in Stimson College and actively participate in college events, but this is not required for completion of the minor.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • The Middle East

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • What Makes Us Human?
  • Peoples of the World
  • Politics and Society
  • The Development of European Culture

ADMISSION INFO:

Students should declare the Inter­na­tional Studies minor during their sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year, at which time they consult the director and plan their course of study. Completion of the minor requires 20 credits.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Russia Studies Intern
  • International Visitor Leadership Program Fellow
  • Virtual Communication Trainee
  • Intern

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Meridian International Center
  • European Network on Cultural Management 
  • Smithsonian Office of International Relations

Interested in this Minor?

International Studies Living Learning Center

Chair: Georges Fouron

Office: S-657 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-6924

College Of Arts And Sciences
International Studies
Back to all Programs

Why International Studies?

The interdisciplinary minor in International Studies provides an integrated view of global processes through a critical examination of the world's institutions, ideas, cultures, and historical traditions. Students should develop a strong grasp of current social, political, and economic developments in the world, and be able to apply this knowledge to analyze both the opportunities and problems created by global processes, and the possibilities for social activism and change. The minor is open to all undergraduates regardless of academic major or place of residence. As part of the minor requirements, students select a world region to study from among the following: Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia (post-Soviet states including Russia), Latin America/the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs. With the approval of the director, credits earned for courses taken abroad may count toward fulfillment of the minor. In addition, the minor is a living learning center program affiliated with Stimson International College. Students are encouraged to live in Stimson College and actively participate in college events, but this is not required for completion of the minor.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • The Middle East

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • What Makes Us Human?
  • Peoples of the World
  • Politics and Society
  • The Development of European Culture

ADMISSION INFO:

Students should declare the Inter­na­tional Studies minor during their sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year, at which time they consult the director and plan their course of study. Completion of the minor requires 20 credits.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Russia Studies Intern
  • International Visitor Leadership Program Fellow
  • Virtual Communication Trainee
  • Intern

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Meridian International Center
  • European Network on Cultural Management 
  • Smithsonian Office of International Relations

Interested in this Minor?

International Studies Living Learning Center

Chair: Georges Fouron

Office: S-657 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-6924

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