2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog

International Studies

The International Studies major provides students with a broad view of the world, an important piece of an Augustana education. This interdisciplinary major includes a number of courses from a range of academic fields. The International Studies major is designed to be complementary to other majors, and can be earned only as a second major; it may not be the student’s sole major.

The International Studies major stresses a core background in aspects of world cultures, foreign language proficiency, study abroad, as well as a broader set of elective coursework. Students wishing to pursue careers in the Foreign Service, the Peace Corps, intelligence agencies, international organizations, multinational corporations, non-governmental “think tanks” or foundations, religious organizations with international programs, and university teaching should strongly consider majoring in International Studies.