We interact with the global community in a thousand different ways every day. We connect with friends near and far via computer and phone. We view updates on elections and currency crises, we track the spread of diseases and civil unrest, and we even follow the latest in music and dance from blogs and videos posted by people around the world. We do this using devices designed by international teams and built with materials and components from dozens of countries. We are part of a truly globalized planet.
The sheer volume and the speed of trans-border movement of people, products and data mean that no country or individual exists as an island isolated from international forces. Our interdependence is a fact of life. The challenges of the 21st century are great: from controlling weapons of mass destruction to minimizing the impacts of climate change, from managing borderless trade and investment to tackling entrenched poverty and food insecurity, modern issues require international cooperation and collective solutions.
The BA program in international studies offers undergraduate students at the University of Denver critical knowledge and skills for succeeding in a world that has gone global. Understanding how global institutions and exchanges work, and bringing an international perspective to one's professional development is a necessity for modern life. D.U.’s International Studies curriculum gives students this foundation. Join us to learn about international events that directly affect your life.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 44 credits in international studies to fulfill the major requirements. Students must also choose a specialization within the broad field of international studies. Specialization areas include global political economy and international politics; international health and development; and international organizations, security, and human rights. In addition, students are required to complete an approved study abroad program, as well as attain intermediate proficiency in at least one foreign language. Students should verify detailed requirements with the department.
Graduate Degree Options for Undergraduate International Studies majors
Whether you are following a traditional four-year plan or are moving through your undergraduate degree at an accelerated pace, we offer two pathways for qualified international studies majors to earn a master of arts degree at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (via the Dual Degree BA/MA Program in INTS or the Priority MA Admission option). Prospective students must be in touch with their advisor early on for planning purposes and must meet normal standards of graduate admission at the time of application. For specific requirements, please contact the BA program in international studies.