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B.A. in International Studies


The Department of Social Sciences offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies; a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with or without certification; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Additionally, the department offers minors in History, Philosophy, and Political Science.


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Career opportunities

Career Opportunities

Achieving a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies degree results in a wide variety of future careers. Skills such as knowledge of other cultures and languages can really help you in your job search after graduation. Some future career options may consist of:

  • Program Coordinator
  • Research Analyst 
  • Legal Assistant
real experience

Real Experience

The International Studies program at Tarleton State University offers a variety of hands-on opportunities. Study abroad is one of the most popular experiences that students participate in. Another way to gain hands-on experience in the field is through an internship. These options and more are available to all of our students, and we strongly encourage them to embrace such great opportunities.

Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Hire A Texan - Online Job Board
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance

And much more!

Program Objectives

Students in the B.A. in International Studies program will learn to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of cultures and languages
  • Research, write, and use critical thinking skills
  • Gain information about international affairs through an exciting, interactive, and demanding course of study

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography
ECON 4301 International Economics
BLAW 4384 International Business Law
POLS 3301 Political Economy of Globalization
POLS 3308 International Politics
POLS 3320 Terrorism and Political Violence

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a history honor society that was established at Tarleton in 1985. The Alpha Beta Chi Chapter is starting out this semester with great expectations and we are looking for new members who qualify for membership. To see if you qualify or for more information, contact Dr. Janet Schmelzer.

W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas

W. K. Gordon Center

The W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas is a Tarleton State University research facility, as well as a combined museum and special collections library. Located at the site of the Thurber ghost town, its interactive exhibits explore the birth and death of a company town.

Public History Graduate Program

Public History Graduate Program

A specialization in public history prepares students for graduate studies and a non-traditional graduate academic career. Through coursework in museum studies, archival principles, and historic preservation, students acquire practical theoretical skills in:

  • Documentation of historical resources
  • Preservation of artifacts
  • Management of cultural resources