The Department of Criminal Justice, Philosophy, and Political Science offers a Bachelor
of Arts degree in International Studies and a minor sequence in International Studies
for students majoring in other disciplines.
The International Studies program goals are to provide students with an understanding
of international issues and problems; to extend skills needed to engage the global
community in a variety of careers and from a variety of perspectives; to provide knowledge
of basic forms of international behavior and interaction, based upon student interests
A major or minor degree in International Studies at Chicago State can enable the student
better to compete on an equal footing with peers in our ever-growing global society.
A student with knowledge of International Studies is better-positioned for entry-level
positions in the foreign and diplomatic and intelligence services of national and
international governments and organizations. The U.S. State Department, the Peace
Corps, the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization are some
of the first-level employment institutions that value students with knowledge of our
global society and its dynamics in relation to national and local contexts.
My name is Tamerat Beyene. I am a Spring 2012 graduate in International Studies from
Chicago State University. Chicago State University provides an excellent opportunity
to learn more about the world and gain a deeper understanding of international studies.
The program provides a variety of study abroad opportunities, and as a graduate student,
I would certainly recommend it to any student who wants to major in this field. This
program allows the student to choose an area of focus based on his/her interests through
multiple departments. The International Studies Program has inspired me to continue
my graduate education. The staff and faculty are helpful and insightful, and they
have always been there for me. Thank you, Dr. Rowan!.