International Studies Pre-Major

International Studies is an interdisciplinary pre-major focusing on developing a greater understanding of the world than that provided by a single discipline. There are 2 possible concentrations within International Studies: (1) an international relations concentration that puts special emphasis on global issues and the relationships between states and (2) an area studies concentration that focuses on a deeper understanding of a single area of the world.

For more information about the International Relations program, please contact the program coordinator, Carolyn Myers at 618-235-2700, ext. 5404 or

Educational Program

Refer to the suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career Opportunities

A variety of careers are open to students who graduate with a Bachelor's Degree focusing on International Studies including:

  • International Business
  • International Risk Assessment
  • Foreign Service/Diplomacy
  • International Aid Organizations
  • Intelligence
  • Journalist
  • International Travel