Studies Program cuts across traditional barriers
between intellectual disciplines and draws on the resources of the
Departments of English, History, Geography and Anthropology, Modern
Foreign Languages, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science, and
Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the
Department of Economics and International Management in the College
The curriculum is flexible; it can be adapted to meet the
student's individual interests and needs. Students are encouraged
to pursue a second major or minor in a complementary discipline.
Studying Abroad, although not required, is an important component
of the program.
The Major offers students the cultural competency necessary to
be successful in an increasingly complex and global job market. It
prepares students for careers in government, international
organizations, journalism, international consulting, international
business, education, community development, and human rights work
with non-governmental organizations (NGO's). It also provides a
foundation for graduate work in such disciplines and programs of
study of law, international studies, international relations, area
studies, social sciences (anthropology, history, political science,
sociology, etc.), comparative literature, religion studies, public
policy and public administration. Butler University also provides a
The Program director for the International Studies Program is Eloise Sureau-Hale.