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International Studies, BA

Opening the door to a global future

A degree in international studies opens the door to professional opportunities around the globe. Where will it take you? Some options include: government service, education, business, media and communications, environmental sustainability, law, consulting, and development.

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Edwin Carmona-Cruz ’15

Community Engagement Director, California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice

Power Not Panic

When the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raid a community of undocumented immigrants, Edwin Carmona-Cruz knows what to do.

Edwin Carmona-Cruz ’15

Community Engagement Director, California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice

What Makes International Studies at USF Different?

The BAIS program is an interdisciplinary major where you will learn how to come to term with global events and current affairs from a diversity of perspectives. Our faculty and students are focused on social justice and promote sustainable development to make the world we share a place where all can contribute and thrive.

Customize Your Academic Experience

A selection of interdisciplinary courses will provide you with a broad understanding of globalization, the role of international institutions, the complexity of conflicts, and global economic issues. You'll choose from one of five tracks to specialize in a specific topic.

Major Tracks

Gain Real-Wold Experience

You can gain real-wold experience with a wide variety of Bay Area nonprofits and government organizations committed to international engagement and activism, including: La Raza Centro Legal, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and Asia Society.

I knew that USF's prime San Francisco location would provide with plenty of internship opportunities — and it did. By the time I graduated, I already had two internships and a fellowship underneath my belt from local politics to state politics in addition to qualitative research experience.”

Angèle Griffin ’19 Foreign Affairs Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives

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