The International Studies curriculum provides excellent training for persons interested in a wide variety of careers; including professional positions in private firms, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations that operate in a global context.
Our majors are currently employed in corporations, educational institutions, non-profits and public agencies both in the local area and internationally. Many of our graduates have gone on to professional or graduate schools. The program can arrange for internships and service learning agreements with domestic and international organizations.
Summer research fellowships are available through the program on a competitive basis.
Students who enrolled in the CIS major before 2005 should click here for information about the old program requirements.
Students majoring in International Studies must complete a total of 42 credits of which 15 credits are introductory or prerequisite courses.
For the full description of the International Studies Major, please see the University Catalog (PDF).
The minor in International Studies is an excellent combination for any major or discipline. Completed with eighteen credits of classes, part of which are general education classes, it fits easily into a four-year college program.
It is usually the case that courses in the minor will help students gain an international perspective in their field of study. It will complement the major with a broader perspective and education, and with the international research project in the Senior Seminar course. The minor also sends a signal to employers that the student who has a minor, has knowledge of international issues and can work in a multinational/international setting.
The International Studies Minor consists of 18 credits.
The following courses are required:
For the full description of the International Studies minor, please see the University Catalog (PDF).
The Asian Studies Minor and Certificate is an interdisciplinary program that enables students to study many countries and regions of Asia. The Asian Studies Minor supports UW-Parkside initiatives involving Asian culture, history, and music, as well as Study Abroad programs to Asia in conjunction with the Center for International Studies.
Asian languages may also be studied on our campus, or at other institutions for credit at UW-Parkside. The Minor provides opportunities for interested faculty and instructional staff in various departments to give courses related principally to Asia. Asian Studies has relevance to all students seeking a deeper understanding of Asian culture, history, and philosophy.
The Asian Studies Minor consists of 9 credits of core and 9 credits of elective classes.
The Asian studies certificate consists of INTS/HIST 103 Introduction to Asia, and 9 credits of any combination of core and elective courses in the Asian studies minor.
The certificate is open to degree and non-degree students.
For full description of the Asian Studies Minor and Certificate, please see the University Catalog (PDF).