The International Studies Program at Fairfield offers a unique, interdisciplinary program focused on addressing international problems and issues. Through a wide range of courses, the program aims to heighten global awareness while addressing conflicts stemming from gender, race, nationality, class, environment and development. In collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Dolan School of Business, International Studies is offered as both a major and minor.
International Studies requirements include foundational coursework in geography, international relations, economics, and sociology/anthropology. Students also take five electives that often meet requirements for a dual-major or minor in disciplines from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Dolan School of Business. Most electives also satisfy general core requirements for our majors.
The program offers you the freedom to choose courses from both schools and customize a career path. You are also encouraged to take advantage of the many internships offered, as well as study abroad and service learning opportunities, to reinforce multidimensional learning while gaining real-world experience.
Drawing from a diverse group of faculty and professionals, the International Studies curriculum teaches you to think critically, address global challenges, and promote social justice and service. Through this program, you will gain the skills necessary for a successful career in public service, education, business, law and nonprofit services, as well as the background to pursue a range of graduate programs.
Have questions? Contact Dr. Terry-Ann Jones, Director of the International Studies Program