What you'll learn in International Studies at UW-Platteville 

As a part of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences commitment to developing engaged global citizens, the International Studies program focuses on appreciating and understanding the interdependence of our modern world. The international studies minor pairs well with almost any major, as it explores how economic, technological, and communications development impacts our day-to-day lives and careers. With international studies coursework you can find success in global corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations alike, including fields like law enforcement, human resources, education, and more.

In addition to your international studies courses, you’ll have the chance to study a world language and travel as part of our Education Abroad program.

Careers in International Studies

The international studies curriculum exposes students to topics including international politics, economic development, human rights, global health, and more. In addition to enhancing your knowledge of language and culture, you will develop and enhance your problem-solving, research, analysis, and communication skills. All of these skills are broadly transferable across various careers, making international studies a versatile and useful minor.

An international studies degree will prepare you for a wide range of exciting career opportunities, including:

  • Cross-cultural relations consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Human rights worker
  • Immigration officer
  • Intelligence agent
  • International business analyst 
  • International partnerships manager
  • Journalist
  • Language interpreter 
  • Policy analyst
  • Political affairs officer
  • Political scientist
  • Public policy manager
  • Foreign language teacher
  • Tour guide
  • Translator

Careers in this field span multiple industries. You may work for a government agency, global corporation, nonprofit organization, public or private university, media company, law firm, financial institution, or any number of other types of employers, depending on which direction you choose to take your career.

Discover by doing

International studies at UW-Platteville will offer exciting experiential learning opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to study abroad programs, you can take advantage of research projects, internships, and university events designed to supplement your traditional coursework.

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