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International Studies Major

Overview

The International Studies program at Illinois Wesleyan is designed to study global and regional problems from an interdisciplinary perspective, pulling together courses from anthropology, economics, English, the languages, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, religion and other disciplines.

You can supplement your education with numerous study abroad options. Over half of Illinois Wesleyan students study abroad for a semester, full year or May Term. Students have the opportunity to study in hundreds of locations in more than 70 countries.

Our graduates have careers with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, Department of State, the non-profit sector, and in law, banking, consulting, hotel management, marketing and education.

Professor Marina Balina

Dr. Marina Balina

Curious about your international studies professors? Learn more about our distinguished international studies faculty.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

May Term

  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.