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International Studies

Option offered through Liberal Arts
The International Studies option is designed for traditional transfer-oriented students seeking a baccalaureate or higher degree in international affairs leading to possible careers with multinational corporations, the federal government, or international organizations. Community leaders interested in foreign policy issues and business people seeking to expand their knowledge of the international economy within the global system may also find this program of interest.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will have:
  • The ability to think critically about the global system
  • A familiarity with the history and culture of those civilizations which have interacted with the west over the last several centuries 
  • Knowledge of the basic operation of the international system of sovereign states from the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 to its current evolution
  • An understanding of the causes of war and the efforts made to produce alternative methods of conflict resolution, including collective security through the United Nations
  • An awareness of the roles played by intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), such as WTO, WHO, UNESCO, and non-government organizations (NGOs), such as Green Peace, in the global system
  • Familiarity with the development and growth of the Global Economy
  • An understanding of the role of multinational corporations(MNCs) within the international system
  • Familiarity with statistics so that students can analyze population trends, economic projections, and political data
  • Sensitivity to the different value systems, ideologies, national interests, and alternative business practices of various cultures


First Year

First Semester

ENG 101 - English Composition I
Modern Language Gen Ed Requirement
HIS 101 - Intro to Western Civilization I OR
HIS 209 - 20th Century European History
Lab Science Gen Ed Requirement**
GEO 201 - World Geography

Second Semester

ENG 102 - English Composition II
Modern Language Gen Ed Requirement
HIS 102 - Intro to Western Civilization II OR
HIS 215 - American Experience in the 20th Century
ECO 201 - Principles of Economics I
MAT 127 - Elementary Statistics OR
Higher 4-Credit Level Gen Ed Statistics Course

Second Year

First Semester

ENG 129 - Public Speaking
Modern Language Gen Ed Requirement
GOV 201 - American Govt. & Politics
ECO 209 - The International Economy
Math/Science/Technology 4-Credit Gen Ed Requirement

Second Semester

ENG 200-Level Humanities Gen Ed Requirement
Modern Language Gen Ed Requirement
GOV 202 - American National Government
GOV 207 - International Politics

**Choose from AST 101, AST 102, GEY 101, GEY 102, BIO 208, BIO 103 or MTR 101.

Career Options

Graduates can transfer to a myriad of four-year degree programs and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements UNION County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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