The International Studies BA program aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the complex economic, cultural and political transformations that are taking place at the global level. The program offers a strong background in economics and international political economy in the context of globalization and develops an awareness of world societies, business relations, cultures, global institutions and politics. Students are thus formed to successfully operate in global political and economic environments, on the other hand, to equip themselves with the necessary background for graduate studies in fields ranging from international relations and management to economics.
Students planning to declare international studies as their major should choose their courses in their sophomore year by taking into account the economics requirements of the program. The program also strongly encourages students to have some familiarity with another foreign language.