This is probably the most common question asked about ANY major. Yet in many respects
it is also the wrong question to be asking. Like most undergraduate majors, International
Studies is not an "apprenticeship" program that dictates a single career pathway.
Though the IS major can provide you with useful knowledge and skills that many organizations
may find desirable, your major is only a portion of what makes you employable.
Thus a more productive way to approach this issue is to examine:
- "What do I want to do for a career? What types of work do I find exciting and/or engaging?"
- "Will an IS major help me obtain the necessary tools for this career?"
- "Do I enjoy my field of study? Do I find the courses intellectually challenging and
In other words, your choice of major should be examined in light of your long-term
goals, the relevance of your major towards attaining these goals, and your personal
interest in the subject matter. Towards that end, the links below provide further
information to help you better assess your own goals, as well as the various career
opportunities for which IS can prepare you
Useful Web Resources