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The world is more interconnected than ever, and UWF's international studies degree gives you the skills to help businesses, governments and other organizations meet the demands of globalization. The international studies program is tailored to your needs, while encompassing the world.

Why Study International Studies at UWF?

International studies teaches you to view contemporary issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives, sharpening your ability to analyze problems and develop comprehensive solutions. This skillset is highly desirable in today’s globalized world.

You might pursue a career in government, military, business, foundations, humanitarian agencies and organizations with a presence abroad. You will tackle such important topics as international conflict, global health, climate change and human trafficking.

Student interns have worked in embassies, for the U.S. State Department and in agencies in Washington, D.C. Many participate in study abroad programs.

What You Will Learn

International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws from both the social sciences and the humanities, preparing you to critically analyze an interdependent world characterized by rapidly changing politics, economics and ideas.

You will learn a diverse set of skills that are valued in many different industries and organizations. Those skills include writing, critical thinking, decision making, time management, contract negotiation and discussion facilitation.

We encourage you to take elective courses in business, mass communications, languages and computer science. Majors can choose from three tracks: Diplomacy and International Affairs, Security Studies, and International Business and Economics.

A minor in International Studies provides a valuable overview of the roles of governments, businesses and organizations across the world, adding global context to many majors.

The degree is also strong preparation for graduate studies. Our graduates have earned master's degrees in a range of fields. Law school and MBA programs are also common options.


Focus on how countries of the world interact with each other, comparing cultures, ideas, institutions and interests.

Focus on international relations, foreign and national security policy, studies of conflict and war, and the role of the military.

Study international trade, development, business, management and economics across the globe.