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Human Behaviors, Cultures, Languages, and Literatures

International Studies

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Become a Global Citizen

International Studies (ITS) is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the world. Courses draw upon economics, anthropology, geography, history, and political science. As an ITS student, you’ll learn a foreign language, study abroad, and discuss contemporary issues from a variety of perspectives.

Contact Info

Dilchoda Berdieva, Ph.D.

Chief Departmental Advisor

Department of Global and Intercultural Studies

120 MacMillan Hall, 531 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The major includes an interdisciplinary core of study in world politics, international economics, world history, political geography, intercultural relations (anthropology), and foreign language.

  • ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies
  • ITS 202 Problem Solving in International Studies
  • ITS 301 Intercultural Relations
  • ITS 333 Global Development and Inequality
  • ITS 365 Applied Topics in International Studies

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

This broad-based, interdisciplinary major helps you to understand and analyze important issues within an international and multicultural context. Many other universities specialize in one region of the world, but Miami's program is broad-based, giving you an overall world view.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Jayne Orleans
  • Study abroad has been my single favorite experience, and I've loved it so much that I've been lucky to do it 4 times! There's nothing more valuable than knowing how to work with different kinds of people by stepping outside your own culture. It has inspired me to do my best to be a genuinely good person and live my best life.

    Jayne Orleans ’19
    Graduate Student at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs

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