Bachelor of Arts in International and Global Studies
If you want to address the world’s most pressing problems, you’ll need to study more than political science or international relations. You’ll need to explore the economic, historical, social and cultural dimensions of these issues as well. Our International and Global Studies (IGS) Program is founded on the conviction that only a truly interdisciplinary approach will give you the insights you need to understand — and perhaps to solve — the challenges of our globalized world.
As an IGS major or minor, you’ll take an introductory course in international and global studies as well as three core courses in anthropology, economics and international relations. You’ll also take elective courses offered in departments across campus, from fine arts to French, from environmental studies to sociology, from women’s, gender and sexuality studies to history.
Many of our students go on to careers in diplomacy, investment banking, international nonprofit advocacy and education. Some pursue graduate studies in law, public administration, business administration and medicine, as well as in international relations, anthropology and other social sciences.
At Brandeis, you will be taught by scholars and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, all of whom share a commitment to teaching and mentoring. They will encourage you to think, speak and write knowledgeably about global issues from a multitude of perspectives, which is vital to making a positive difference in the world.