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With the global marketplace, there is more call for individuals with knowledge of the world.  This program benefits those who plan careers in international business, law, journalism, government, politics, and Foreign Service.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to complete study abroad courses toward the International Studies major or minor.

Assistance With Study Abroad

The Office of Education Abroad (UC 305) can assist with scholarship applications to offset expenses.

Classrooms Around the World

The Academic Exchange Program gives NKU students an opportunity to study in 12 foreign countries.

International Studies, B.A.

Sample 4 Year Plan

**This is a general plan developed based on the current curriculum.  Students' plans may vary depending on catalog year, transfer status, or other varying factors.  Please consult with your advisor and/or program coordinator to ensure you are following the general plan for your catalog and status.

For the most up-to-date and accurate information on International Studies degree requirements, class descriptions, and University policies, please visit the undergraduate catalog.

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What can I do with a degree in International Studies?

International Relations

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Policy Making and Analysis
  • Public Private Partnerships

International Public Law

  • Legal Assistant
  • Human Rights Law
  • Economic Law
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Criminal Law

International Business

  • HR for a Global Company
  • International Development
  • Importing/Exporting
  • Tourism

Social Services

  • Public Health
  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Community Development
  • Human Rights


  • Teaching
  • Higher Education
  • Translating/Interpreting
  • Research


  • Investigative Journalism
  • Foreign News Correspondents
  • Reporting

Flags of many nations
Highlights From A Unique Course:
Diplomacy & Negotiation

Program Coordinator

Dr. Ryan Salzman
Associate Professor
International Studies Coordinator
Founders Hall 561 A