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.