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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Award recognizes UCI's most outstanding graduating seniors
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