International and Area Studies

Academic Program

Negotiating the twenty-first century will require increasingly sophisticated understandings of other societies, and the regional and global political, economic, and cultural systems in which we live. 

To help meet these challenges, the International and Area Studies (IAS) degree program offers students a unified approach to study, understand, and participate in the new emerging global order; to broaden their perspective by helping them to become sensitive to the complexities of relations and dialogues among different cultures, sophisticated and mature in their ability to think about the contemporary global condition, and capable of creative work in the international field.