Welcome to the International Studies Program at Chicago State University. The program
offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with concentration in:
- International Economics and Business
- International Relations/Comparative Government/International Law
- International History, Culture and Society
- Foreign Languages and Literatures
- International Public Health
- International Environmental Studies and GIS
Additional areas under review including:
- International Sustainable Development
- International Homeland and Cyber Security
- International Media Arts, Theater and Movie Production
The IS program also offers a minor sequence in International Studies for students
majoring in other disciplines.
As an interdisciplinary degree program, International Studies at CSU prepares future
professionals for high quality performance in the global arena by offering multicultural
perspectives on international phenomena. With substantive theoretical and methodological
skills from a variety of disciplines of students’ interests, IS majors possess invaluable
skills that are sought after by a world that is very thirsty for global engagement
and has become smaller and more interactive than ever before. As such, the importance
of a degree in IS cannot be overemphasized in this expanding era of multiculturalism
Our program has a strong service-learning component for internship with global organizations
and study-abroad exchange training thus, providing the students the skills necessary
to compete exceptionally in our ever-growing global society as they effectively tackle
some of the most precarious issues of our time.
Program graduates acquire the fundamental analytic skills and intellectual capacity
necessary to critically analyze international affairs with a more inclusive mindset
and a broader worldview. Our students, faculty and alumni research, analyze, evaluate
and respond effectively to domestic and global issues with an acute understanding
of global cultures.
With a degree in IS, graduates go on to have a variety of careers in politics, government,
economics, business, law, journalism, non-governmental organizations, engineering,
public health, social services, environmental sustainability, intelligence and cyber
security, or other advanced degree or specialty.
At CSU’s International Studies program, you enjoy a multicultural global community
of scholars with small class size that allows a personal engagement of dedicated and
internationally recognized faculty. Chicago State University is one of the most affordable
institutions and currently the only public university in Illinois that offers a Bachelors
degree in International Studies.
We look forward to welcoming you to our global family of international scholars.
Contact: Dr. Margaret King, Geography and Economics Faculty
Coordinator of International Studies
Director, Global Institute of Sustainable Development
Location: Williams Science Center (SCI 316)
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598