Why Choose Nazareth for International and Global Studies?

Learn to understand international affairs 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 international organizations interact, and the ethical dimensions of both conflict and cooperation. This degree program helps to prepare you to enter a career in government, the foreign diplomatic service, intelligence agencies, international business, journalism, international law, or international 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.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

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Contact Information

Corinne G. Dempsey

Corinne G. Dempsey

Director of the International Studies Program
Additional Positions:
Associate Professor & Rosemarie Beston Chair for International Studies in Religious Studies

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    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 10 years alone, six 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, Slovak Republic, South Korea, and Israel to teach English and study.