Major Options in the Department of International and Area Studies
- Asian Studies
- European Studies
- Global Energy, Environment, and Resources
- International Development
- International Studies
- International Security Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Middle Eastern Studies
- Russian & Eastern European Studies
In the process of completing an CIS degree, students obtain a number of useful skills that will make them more competitive in an increasingly international job market:
International Communication and Adaptability
CIS students study at least 16 hours of a foreign language which, combined with a study abroad experience, allows students to become proficient in speaking, reading and writing a foreign language and to more readily adjust to new and different environments.
Through a combination of coursework and study abroad experience, SIAS students learn about foreign cultures and customs, develop inter-cultural skills, and become more sensitive toward and welcoming of cultural diversity.
CIS students develop a broad base of knowledge in their area of focus, the ability to conduct research and analyze information from a variety of sources, and the written and oral communication skills necessary to express their thoughts effectively.