International Studies Pre-Major - Southwestern Illinois College

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: (1) 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.


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


For more information about the International Studies program, please contact Department Chair Carolyn Myers at 618-235-2700, ext. 5404 or For more information on becoming a student at Southwestern Illinois College, please fill out the form on the contact page.