International Studies Degree

Hiram’s international studies program gives students an in-depth understanding of our global society, allowing them to devise solutions to urgent challenges through advocacy, diplomacy, defense, and development work. Students who are in the international studies program examine contemporary global issues and have an opportunity to focus their study on regions or topics of international interest.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

The international studies major allows students to utilize and build on Hiram’s traditional strengths in study abroad, global-related course offerings, and experiential learning opportunities. The major provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global issues, dynamics, societies, and cultures while also giving students the opportunity to develop an emphasis on a particular region or theme.

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Career Paths

  • Foreign Service Official/Diplomat
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Intelligence Agent
  • International Marketing Specialist
  • Research Analyst
Jeffrey Robb

JEFFREY ROBB ’21 | International Studies and Political Science Double Major

“I aspire to one day hold a position that affords me the opportunity to work in many different areas. From writing and research, to engaging with voters, to representing constituents, to shaping public policy.”

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Ways to Get involved

In the spirit of James A. Garfield, the Garfield Institute helps both the political and apolitical explore public service in a process replete with opportunities on and off-campus.


Kirsten Parkinson

Kirsten Parkinson, Ph.D.

Director Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, Professor of English, Gender Studies Minor Program Coordinator
Merose Hwang

Merose Hwang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History, Program Coordinator for Asian Studies Minor and the Peace Corps Prep Program, Advisor for the Eclectic Scholars Honors Program

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