Coordinator: Corinne Dempsey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies
The international and global studies major is an interdisciplinary program leading to a B.A. degree. It is designed to educate students in the theoretical, substantive, and ethical dimensions of both the methods through which countries and international organizations interact and the problems that affect the world as a single unit. It also seeks to develop in each student a recognition and understanding of cultures outside those of the United States. The INS program helps to prepare students to enter careers in government, the foreign diplomatic service, intelligence agencies, international business, journalism, international law, and international service organizations. It is also an excellent preparation for graduate school in more specialized areas.
The INS major offers five tracks of study to help students focus their area of interest. Students must also demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak a foreign language by completing a minor in Spanish, Italian, French, German or Chinese, or working up to the intermediate level in Russian, Arabic or Japanese. Being equipped with these skills gives students the edge they need as they enter the workforce or graduate school.
Study abroad is also required for INS majors, providing the opportunity to examine another society through personal observation and experience. The Center for International Education at Nazareth has a wide variety of study abroad programs from which to choose.
INS majors have the option to double major in international studies and inclusive early childhood/childhood education to achieve teacher certification. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.7 before beginning student teaching.
Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in International Studies and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.