FAQs

What is International Studies?

International Studies is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses economics, history, geography, political science, and cultural area studies. Additionally, International Studies requires students to develop linguistic fluency in a second language of their choice.

Why should a prospective student consider majoring in International Studies?

The International Studies program provides an avenue for students wishing to maximize the opportunity for linguistic and international competence while developing a disciplinary specialty that would allow them to enter the workforce directly or to prepare them for graduate school in a number of different disciplines or professions.

What interests and values are related to International Studies?

Students of International Studies value charity and a love for all mankind, ideals that Joseph Smith formulated as follows: "A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race."

What career fields are related to International Studies?

  • Customs Inspector
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • English Teacher
  • FBI/Secret Service/Special Agent
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst/News Analyst
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat
  • Immigration Specialist
  • Importer/Purchasing Agent/Buyer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • International Lawyer
  • International Relations Officer
  • International Trade Economist
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Journalist
  • Labor Economist
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Political Risk Analyst
  • Armed Forces
  • Bureau of International Labor Affairs
  • Business & Industrial Organizations
  • CIA
  • Customs Service
  • Dept. of Commerce
  • Dept. of State
  • Educational Institutions
  • Hotels/Resorts
  • International Banks
  • International Trade Commission
  • Museums
  • National Security Council
  • Peace Corps
  • And many more

How can a prospective student learn more about International Studies?

Contact Source:

College of Language & Letters Academic Discovery Center

Location: Smith 269

Phone: 208-496-9860

Email:cllacademicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu