Major code BA4409
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House 102
Athens, OH 45701
Laura Schaeffer, contact person
Knowledge of the interdependent world in which we live and work is essential to all citizens. Through pursuit of the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies degree students develop international competence which involves understanding other peoples and societies well enough to work effectively with them on a broad range of common problems. The degree encourages breadth and depth of language study and calls for the education and training of persons who are knowledgeable of history, world views and cultures other than their own. The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies – War and Peace is to educate students in security studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
There has been a recent and dramatic spike in the demand for graduates in security studies. The creation of the Department of Homeland Security, new emphases on improved intelligence analysis and risk assessments, border control, immigration, heightened proliferation threats in Iran, North Korea, and other countries around the globe, increased attention and hiring in the areas of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, as well as reconstruction and development in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, culminate in demand for students well trained in war and peace studies. In addition, our students are well equipped for careers with non-governmental and governmental organizations, multinational corporations, and think tanks, as well as to pursue graduate degrees in a related fields.
The requirements for the major consist of 49 quarter hours in addition to the Language Requirement. Students are required to complete 12 hours of the War and Peace Core courses and 16 hours of the War and Peace Thematic Options courses, 12 of which may be from one discipline.