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International Studies

administrative contact

Donna M. MacIsaac
International Studies
phone: 304-293-2595
fax: 304-293-8644

program contact

Joe Hagan
phone: 304-293-2595

Program Details

Program Description

International Studies provides knowledge of world affairs, develops an understanding and appreciation of other cultures and societies, and promotes informed analysis of global interdependencies.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for professional internships and study abroad, which may be undertaken for academic credit. Through internships, students gain firsthand knowledge of private and public organizations engaged in international social, economic and government affairs.

The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary, and students select among a wide variety of internationally oriented courses taught in the Departments of Anthropology/Sociology; Economics; World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; Geography; History; Religious Studies; and Political Science.

Career Profile

The bachelor of arts in international studies establishes a basis for careers in international administration, international business, journalism, government, law, the foreign services and the national security community.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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