Why Choose Nazareth for International and Global Studies?

Learn to understand international relations and diverse cultures through anthropology, economics, politics, the humanities, and foreign language studies.

Nazareth's interdisciplinary approach to international and global studies teaches you about world issues, how countries and organizations interact, and the ethical dimensions of both conflict and cooperation. This degree helps to prepare you to enter a career in government, the foreign diplomatic service, intelligence agencies, business, journalism, law, or service organizations. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate school in more specialized areas.

Program Highlights

  • Gain an edge for the workforce or for graduate school by completing a minor in Spanish, Italian, French, German, or Chinese or work up to the intermediate level in Arabic.
  • Study abroad is required, giving you the opportunity to examine another society through personal observation and experience. The Center for International Education at Nazareth has a wide variety of study abroad programs from which to choose.
  • Choose one of five tracks to focus your area of interest, and take three courses in that topic. The tracks:
    • War, Peace, & Diplomacy
    • Global Sustainability
    • Global Health
    • Global Political and Economic Development
    • Geographic Specialization
  • Additional minors that are popular with this program include business, economics, and political science.

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Contact Information

Corinne G. Dempsey

Corinne G. Dempsey

Director of the International and Global Studies Program
Golisano Academic Center 360
Additional Positions:
Professor & Rosemarie Beston Chair for International and Global Studies in Religious Studies

Education: B.A., Oregon State University; M.A., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Teaching and Research Interests:

My main areas of teaching are in the Hindu traditions, global Christianity, gender/politics and religion, and mysticism.

Read a full profile of Dempsey.

Alumni Spotlight

    Lindsey Spector '11 talks about how Naz inspired her to pursue a career in international development

    Example Careers

    • State Department/embassy
    • Non-governmental agency
    • International business
    • Law
    • International relations
    • TESOL
    • International recruitment, higher education

    Internships/Field Experiences

    • United Nations Association of Rochester
    • International Student Network, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
    • Rochester City School District
    • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship overseas
    • Peace Corps

    Graduate Schools

    • Drake University
    • Syracuse University
    • Widener University
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    Program Spotlight

    In the last decade alone, five international studies majors or minors have received prestigious U.S. Junior Fulbright Awards from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program. They have traveled to countries such as Germany, Italy, South Korea, and Taiwan to teach English and study.