About International Studies
Learn to thrive and succeed in a changing, global world.
Today's world is connected in ways that were unimaginable just a generation ago. Global economies, markets, cultures, political structures and religions link all nations and all cultures. The B. A. in International Studies degree program prepares you to participate in, and contribute to, a fast-paced, ever-changing world.
For any career, a degree in international studies at California University of Pennsylvania will help you develop global awareness and readiness for success and encourage your continued intellectual growth. Cal U's bachelor's degree in international studies also strives to enhance your skills in critical thinking and intellectual inquiry, so you can move ahead as a fully skilled professional in the global community.
Gain a career advantage with Cal U's top undergraduate program in international studies.
The philosophy of the international studies program is that well-educated individuals are those who are knowledgeable in their particular specialties, as well as in the humanities and in the social and natural sciences. Developing communication skills and cross-cultural expertise is also important to ensure that you can deal positively and accurately in all diplomatic, cultural, social and business-related interchanges.
International studies students begin with an interdisciplinary course that introduces them to the broad and varied approaches that will be used in the program. In addition to general education courses, international studies majors complete courses in selected areas: international language (French, Spanish or Arabic); culture and/or international experience; business and economics; history and political science; science and technology; and global issues.
Our diverse faculty includes professors with national reputations for outstanding and innovative research in their fields of expertise. Since the international studies program is interdisciplinary in nature, all of our faculty members collaborate on the development of our programs.