Undergraduate Program (BA)

International Studies

International studies is about understanding the major political, social and economic issues of our time. Discover new world views, learn to assess international trends and emerge from our program as an informed and ethically aware citizen.

Sample Four-Year International Studies Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Intro to Comparative Politics 3
Composition 101 3
Second Language I 3
Ethics (Phil 100) 3
First Year Seminar 3
CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
International Relations (Poli 277) 3
Mathematical Perspective 3
Second Language II 3
Theology 111 3
Lit. & Moral Imagination 3
CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Microeconomics 3
US Foreign Policy 3
Second Language 3
Scientific Perspective 3
Concentration Elective 1 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Macroeconomics 3
Quantitative Elective 3
Second Language 3
Historical Perspective 3
International Political Economy 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Concentration Elective 2 3
Second Language 3
Natural Science + Lab Elective 3
Philosophical Perspective 3
Creative Perspective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Concentration Elective 3 3
Second Language 3
Theological Perspective 3
E/RS Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
International Seminar 3
Concentration Elective 4 3
Diversity Curriculum Requirement 3
Writing-Intensive Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Concentration Elective 5 3
General Elective 3
Oral Communications Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the International Studies major at Xavier:

Comparative Govt and Politics (POLI 120) - Introduction to and comparison of political systems in several national settings.

International Relations (POLI 277) - The theory of international relations, nationalism, imperialism, disarmament and arms control, diplomacy, collective security.

International Relations (POLI 390) - Senior comprehensive paper based on research methods and survey of the scholarly literature in the field.

International Political Economy (POLI 372) - Internation political economy examines the interactions of markets and political forces. It focuses on areas for which the study of economics alone is insufficient, such as the effect of global economic activity on national interests, the durability and success of international regimes, and the international distribution of wealth and economic activities. It includes attention to the formal and informal institutions that direct development, well-being, conflict, cooperation, and rivalry.

100% of Xavier International Studies graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.

100%

of Xavier International Studies graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

TRAVEL ABROAD

Xavier offers many international programs in countries like France, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Japan, The Netherlands, Ireland, Greece, England, Germany and Costa Rica.

FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION

Add a concentration or minor to ensure you're studying exactly what speaks to you. Choose from four concentrations within International Studies: International Business, Europe, Latin America and Post-colonial studies.

INTEGRATED APPROACH

Take courses in language, history, political science, and economics to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of global problems and possibilities.

Xavier by the numbers

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

98%

PLACEMENT RATE

8

LANGUAGES OFFERED ON CAMPUS

30+

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AFTER GRADUATION

Graduates of the program have multiple career options. Many have gone on to accept positions at

  • Economic Analysis
  • Foreign Service
  • Government Agencies
  • International Business

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