Students of international studies graduate consummately skilled in international politics and political economy, foreign languages, political geography, history, culture and ethnic nationalism. Because the major examines a broad range of actors, forces and trends in the world today, students enrolled in the program will be well trained to relate to and compete with individuals from other nations and states in international business, government and public life. This major's focus on such issues as international intergovernmental organizations (INGOs), world environmental problems, ethnic and regional conflicts, politics of developing nations, economic development issues and the politics of international economics neatly parallels a rising demand in many professional fields for individuals who are "globally aware" and "globally skilled."
At SUNY Brockport, we firmly believe that an international studies degree is an education in the future of our nation and the world. This is so because a "typical" international studies major will be well-versed not only in the subjects studied, but will also be trained analytically in problem solving where international matters are concerned. Toward this end, international studies majors will speak and write at least one foreign language, will have experienced one of SUNY Brockport's many outstanding study-abroad opportunities, and will be computer literate. Given the rise in global interdependence in communications, transportation, trade, financial transactions and a host of other activities, a degree in international studies is a passport to the emerging challenges of the 21st century.
For more info:
Director of International Studies
Dr. Mark Wintz