International Studies Major

The International Studies major is an interdisciplinary program that combines rigorous preparation in the humanities and social sciences with competence in a field of science or technology, and the global perspective of WPI's projects.

Under the broad umbrella of International Studies, students create their own programs to accommodate their interests and career goals. Students plan a course of study that may focus on a thematic issue, an analytical approach, or a region of the world (often known as area studies). International Studies majors are well prepared for careers in business, law, government, public affairs, and science and technology.

Graduates of WPI's International Studies major have gone to graduate school in law, public health, international affairs, medicine, and veterinary medicine. Others have worked for international businesses, the Peace Corps, the US military, and a variety of technology firms in the private sector. Learn more…