International Studies

The international studies major at La Roche University offers students the opportunity to develop a global perspective by being exposed to the complexities of world politics and economics.

At La Roche you’ll gain an awareness and appreciation for the mosaic of cultural diversity among nations and peoples. You'll also become familiar with the rapidly developing international organizational structures in government, business and other areas of international activity. 


The international studies major covers a wealth of subject areas designed to complement each other. Subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Political science
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Anthropology
  • Communications 

While a quarter of students in the program go on to graduate school, others move into fields such as government service and international business.

You also have the ability to easily combine your degree with another field of study. Students who major in international studies often choose to double major in a related field such as history or political science.

Students also may elect to earn a Modern Language Certificate in addition to the international management major. A certificate requires successful completion of 20 credits in French or Spanish.

Real-World Experience

We strongly encourage students to obtain internships while in the program. Past students have held internships at U.S. consular offices and embassies, the United Nations and the World Affairs Council, and in numerous non-governmental organizations.

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

A bachelor’s degree in international studies prepares you for careers in:

  • Public service
  • Government and diplomacy
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • International business
  • Risk assessment and consulting
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