Globalization is more than a buzzword. It is the future job market, social justice platform, political and economic reality, and cultural context for everyone. Understanding the dynamics of a rapidly changing global landscape is crucial for tomorrow’s leaders and college graduates. The International Studies major at Maryville College is designed to give you knowledge, experience, and confidence needed to be successful and make a difference in a diverse and complex world.
In our program of study, you will obtain advanced language skills, study abroad for a significant period of time, and complete a substantial senior research project. These are competitive advantages that are not required in many programs. You will also participate in the Program for International and Civic Leadership, an innovative new initiative that enhances internships, interdisciplinary course offerings, and extra-curricular activities. International Studies majors can choose between two courses of study: Global Studies focused on economics and politics or Area Studies with expertise in Hispanic or Asian studies.
Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.