International Studies Minor

100% Online
On Campus, Day
Economics, History and Political Science

In Short

The International Studies minor program provides exciting opportunities to examine and explore international and interdisciplinary challenges of globalization and communication, multicultural awareness and diversity, citizenship and the world, literature, and the arts.

Our goal is to increase global awareness and abilities to interact with peoples from diverse cultures and perspectives. Appreciation of other cultures offers an opportunity for students from all majors to enhance their abilities to become more globally aware and politically active.

This program makes people more knowledgeable about the world's peoples, cultures, and languages so that they become more globally competent and better equipped for an increasingly interconnected and complicated world.

The International Studies program also organizes and hosts the annual International Studies Keynote Lecture Series for which students, faculty, staff, administration, and the greater community have the opportunities to interact with experts in international studies.

Curriculum and Requirements

Visit our University Catalog for more information about this minor.

For more information, contact the International Studies Minor Coordinator, Dr. Josh Spero, Professor of International Politics by email at

100% Online Option Offered through the School of Graduate, Online, and Continuing Education (SGOCE)

This minor is also offered 100% online. This option works well for adult learners who are balancing work, family and education, while also trying to customize their plan of study to achieve personal goals. If you are interested in this option, contact your academic advisor or SGOCE at 978.665.3182 or

Day Students Taking SGOCE Courses

Day students are allowed to enroll in SGOCE courses, however, this may impact their bill since full-time day students pay more for every credit beyond 12 credits when any of the credits are SGOCE courses. It is also important to note that payment for SGOCE courses is due at the time of registration. If you have questions about the impact on your student bill, please contact Student Accounts at 978.665.4126 or