Get your hands dirty in the soils of other cultures. The mission for the International Studies major is to attract and develop an exceptional group of world learners through a combination of individualized mentoring, multidisciplinary coursework, intercultural fieldwork, and opportunities for compassionate action. The aim is to equip you with the global knowledge, intercultural grace, practical learning skills, and moral courage to succeed in vocations dedicated to promoting truth, justice, and peace across cultures.
Concordia University Irvine's International Studies major includes core courses from the fields of anthropology, communications, economics, history, sociology, and theology. The four-semester modern language requirement will strengthen your cultural engagement while preparing you for international study. Furthermore, the major offers you the opportunity to select an emphasis in line with your interests, strengths, and vocational goals:
A unique component of the International Studies major is the opportunity to study abroad. Living in a country like France, Germany, or Greece allows you to pursue academic work that complements your course of study and gain a deeper understanding of the language and the culture. This life-changing experience will equip you to serve and lead in roles that require a holistic understanding of the interdependent and cross-cultural complexities of a globalized world.