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International Studies Program Overview

The International Studies program offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree which provide students with a strong, interdisciplinary foundation in the social sciences in preparation for a wide range of exciting career paths. Students develop a solid grounding in relevant history, political science, sociology, geography, philosophy and foreign language coursework. The degree program also allows students to choose a minor, engage in study abroad, and focus on a geographic region or global issue so that they are prepared to pursue their vocational goals.

The strength of this program is evident in the quality students and faculty. From scholarly publications with major presses to excellence in the classroom, our faculty offer a wide range of specializations, quality instruction, and mentoring in research. Students have opportunities to engage in many activities from research and presentations related to courses, study abroad and away programs, campus student organizations, internships, and much more.


Department of Social Sciences - International Studies Faculty
Name Education Expertise Office Phone
Cogley, Dr. Nathaniel Ph.D., Yale University African Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations O.A. Grant Building, Room 351 254-968-9631
Egelston, Dr. Anne Ph.D., Rutgers University Global Affairs and Environmental Politics O.A. Grant Building, Room 342 254-968-1699
Margolis, Dr. Lawrence S. Ph.D., University of Michigan Comparative Politics O.A. Grant Building, Room 363 254-968-9628
Morrow, Dr. Eric V. Ph.D., Baylor University Religion and Politics, U.S. Public Policy and Texas Government O.A. Grant Building, Room 355 254-968-9626
Velasco, Dr. Jesus G. Ph.D., University of Texas Latin American Politics, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Views of the US O.A. Grant Building, Room 365 254-968-9627