International Studies

"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world." Socrates


Program Description

The Department of Government offers a B.A. in International Studies and a Minor in International Studies. The liberal arts, interdisciplinary programs draw from Political Science, sociology, economics, geography, the humanities, foreign languages, and history. International Studies majors are encouraged to take elective courses in business, mass communications, languages and computer science. Upon graduation, International Studies majors may pursue opportunities in government, military, business, foundations, the media, humanitarian agencies, and organizations with a presence abroad. Some of our graduates have chosen to devote a year or two of their lives in a foreign country, supporting themselves by teaching English in Japan, Taiwan, Germany, and Spain.

International Studies students are given the opportunity to choose from five different tracks of study: generalist, security and diplomacy, cultural affairs, international business and economics, and area studies. Those students who started their degree plan before the fall of 2006, and who would like to opt for the current degree plan may do so by changing catalog years.  To be able to do so, however, you must have maintained continuous enrollment at UWF and not have changed your major previously.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Michelle Williams , Chair 
Department of Government 
Building 50/Room 121 
University of West Florida 
11000 University Parkway 
Pensacola, FL 32514 
(850) 474-2347

(850) 474-2337 For appointments