welcomeUCI’s International Studies program prepares students for careers that require an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global politics, economics, cultures, and history. International Studies majors acquire twenty-first-century analytical skills and knowledge that enable them to understand and contribute to shaping the rapidly evolving global community. The degree in international studies equips students for professional careers in a variety of fields such as international affairs and public policy, international business and finance, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academic research and teaching. International Studies has a track record of placing its majors in a wide range of exciting careers and graduate programs.
In addition to their coursework, International Studies students at UCI are encouraged to engage globally in a variety of ways: involvement in student organizations, residency in the International Peace and Conflict Studies (IPACS) House, study abroad, UCDC, and internships (local and international).
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In her own words
April 19, 2018
'18 Lauds and Laurels Outstanding Undergrad Iman Siddiqi, political science, will cap off an extraordinary undergrad career by addressing a stadium of her peers as a 2018 School of Social Sciences commencement speaker
Can Spanish avoid America's language graveyard?
March 28, 2018
Ruben Rumbaut, sociology, via The Economist, March 28, 2018