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Are you interested in international politics and American foreign policy? Do you follow current international and global events? Are you passionate about critical issues such as human rights, the global environment, economic globalization, global poverty and international security? Are you curious about how power and resources are distributed in the world?
Does all of this sound fascinating? If so, then international studies may be for you.
The international studies major reflects the reality of globalization and prepares students to address, manage and resolve contemporary foreign policy and public policy challenges, problems and issues employing an international and comparative perspective. At its heart international studies is about how people work together across national borders, balancing the global common good and their national interests.
Our program is designed to help you develop to your full potential and these are some of the reasons why you should study international studies at SFU:
Majoring in international studies at SFU can help you stand out in the job market and/or as you apply to graduate school or law school. Your research experience, internships, and skills will help to build career contacts and gain real-world experience. The international studies major at SFU is a gateway to a variety of international careers in law, government, the non-profit sector, and the private sector including:
Did you know that according to a Georgetown University study of census data on the workforce in 2009 the median earnings of all workers who had earned a B.A. in International Relations were $50,000?
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