International Studies

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Go as high or as far as you dream with studies that double as your ticket to the world.

Everything in the modern world has an international element, from manufacturing to military operations.

International specialists are needed in every organization that hopes to be a global player, forming bridges and building relationships to create a better world.

Whether you career focus is politics, economics or business, the International Studies program has core courses focused on how topics are interconnected globally.

Take advantage of real world opportunities - from activities with exchange students to your own studies abroad - and get connected to the world!


International Studies Program Highlights

  • Make friends from all over the world in FSU's numerous international student clubs.

  • Travel with the Center for International Education, which offers study abroad programs in thundered of universities spread across more than 40 countries!.

  • Network with alumni employed in legislative offices on Capitol Hill, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a variety of economic firms.

  • Build confidence and a resume with an optional internship.

What can I do with an international studies degree?

Related Occupations

Foreign Area Specialist 


Activities Coordinator


Graduates of international studies programs have unique opportunities available to them in virtually any field they choose. Non-profits, governments and organizations that conduct business or have partnerships overseas all require internationally savvy professionals to manage their relationships abroad. When searching for an international job, applicants have a much greater chance of success when searching by sector – NGO, government agency or private firm – rather than by a particular country. Recent graduates are also more likely to find employment with a US-based organization that may then send them abroad. For more information and resources, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the United Nations’ Careers and Young Professionals Programme pages, or the U.S. Bureau of International Organization Affairs’ Careers page.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn about foreign commerce and the environmental, economic, political and social constrains of doing business abroad
  • Geographic factors affecting national identity and the present development of countries.
  • Analyze the ideology and problems in different economic systems: capitalism, Marxism and socialism.
  • Comparisons of centrally planned and unplanned economics; free market pricing and direct controls. 
  • Gain fluency in Spanish or French.

A Frostburg State education: more valuable than ever.

With nationally recognized academic programs, real-world learning experiences, a top-notch support system, and a thriving student life, Frostburg State is a place where you can discover yourself, define your goals, and prepare for your future.

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