Program Facts

  • GU International Studies Facts

    • The 2010-11 academic year marks the second year for the international studies major at Gannon University. In the coming years, we hope to attract many international studies majors from across the U.S. and around the world.
    • Many of our successful graduates enhanced their leadership skills by participating in Gannon’s Model United Nations Program, which is also offered as one of our electives for three credits.
    • Our Study Abroad Program coordinates a growing range of field experiences for students across the globe and gives you first-hand knowledge of another culture.
    • The core courses provide students with global perspectives on the interrelations between economic, political, cultural and environmental systems in the world.

    About the Program

    • Offered by the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS), the International Studies program is truly interdisciplinary, drawing its strength from the cooperation of several departments in CHESS and various other professional schools and colleges. Each international studies core course takes on features from a different discipline (political science, history, economics, geography, theology and other global and multicultural discourses).
    • The program has a solid core of required courses and a great deal of flexibility in the design of its concentrations. Incoming students can choose from a range of concentrations such as international business, political science, history and international education, or they can design their own.
    • The five-course concentrations in a foreign language allow you to acquire essential skills in a professional discipline, to pursue interdisciplinary study of a major international issue and to enhance your knowledge of a world region.