Get ready for the world stage

The world needs people who understand vital global issues and appreciate cultural differences—people like you.

You'll get an individual educational experience tailored to you and your career goals. Focus on a topic that interests you—comparative cultural studies, diplomacy or international development. Then handpick courses from related majors like art, economics, English, history, political science, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology.

The world is your classroom. You'll study in another culture for at least two weeks through our award-winning Global Opportunities program. Land an internship in the U.S. or abroad. Apply for a Fulbright to continue your studies abroad—we have a proven track record of international studies students landing Fulbright awards.

Prepare for any career anywhere

Work for Doctors Without Borders or the Department of State. Join the Peace Corps. Preserve heritage in a French museum. Write about global issues for a major magazine. Or teach abroad. Our goal is to prepare you for whatever career you seek—in whatever country you want.

Our graduates attend prestigious graduate schools and have careers in international education, service, international organizations, government jobs and businesses around the world.

A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.   

Here are some of the courses that international studies majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna. 

  • International Studies Theory and Practice 
  • World Affairs 
  • Comparative Government and Politics 
  • International Political Economy  

Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.  

Our graduates have gone on to jobs and graduate school programs at:

  • ADP—sales executive
  • Avis Budget Group—pricing analyst
  • Barcelona SAE—university relations coordinator
  • Belmont Abbey College—assistant director of admissions
  • BluShark Digital—community development coordinator
  • CBI—senior program manager
  • Chungdahm Learning—ESL teacher
  • Derris—account coordinator
  • Kelly Yang Project—teacher
  • Leman Manhattan Preparatory School—residential counselor
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools—teacher
  • Penn State University—PhD candidate in French and Francophone studies
  • PlayPower—international customer service
  • Population Council—research assistant
  • Princeton University—public policy and international affairs fellow
  • REIS—research analyst
  • Rockefeller University—development assistant
  • Sunteck—logistics coordinator
  • University of Edinburgh—master's in international relations
Kirk Harris

Department: Political Science
Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Phone Number 570-372-4371

John J. Bodinger de Uriarte

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Nicholas J. Clark, Ph.D.

Department: Political Science
Associate Professor of Political Science

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4726

Matthew L. Duperon, Ph.D.

Department: Religious Studies
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Shari Jacobson, Ph.D.

Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4754

Andrea M. Lopez, Ph.D.

Department: Political Science
Associate Professor of Political Science

María L.O. Muñoz, Ph.D.

Department: History
Associate Professor of History

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4734

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Fall in love with language all over again as a French major or minor at Susquehanna.


A degree in Spanish from Susquehanna is a jumping board into a broad range of rewarding careers.


Enjoy the confidence that comes with mastering a language as an Italian minor.


Combining a German major or minor with coursework in international studies gives you plenty of exciting career options.


Become one of the more than 1 billion people who speak Mandarin Chinese.


Study a living language spoken by over 300 million people and build linguistic and cultural awareness. 

Fulbright Scholars and The Wide Open World

International studies students make great candidates for post-graduate fellowship opportunities. They're curious, in tune with current events and globally minded.

We've successfully placed nine students in seven years into the prestigious Fulbright program, the flagship international educational exchange program.

What makes our students so successful? The combination of benefits of a liberal arts and science program with an emphasis on language, international experiences and focus on global issues. Once you embrace that, the whole world really does open for you.

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