Field MajorInternational Studies

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) field major in international studies allows you to focus your studies in multiple areas of interest—equipping you with skills and knowledge tailored to your career goals or graduate school plans. This degree is ideal for double majoring in many areas such as pre-law, business, political science, journalism, philosophy and criminal justice—and is excellent preparation for graduate study and a wide range of careers.

Learn how international studies is the right fit for you.

Students studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

International business group gives students competitive advantage

Cynthia Matson's time at Wichita State shaped who she is today. As a business major, she was vice president of the Barton International Group, a student-run consulting firm through the Barton School of Business at WSU.

Every fall, BIG takes undergraduate students from all majors and classes, ranging from finance to mechanical engineering for an opportunity to get involved in unique capacities.

As a BIG member, students have the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage through real-world experience, working alongside business professionals from diverse industries in a fast, highly driven environment with other liked-minded students.


The international studies field major is an interdisciplinary degree with courses required in multiple departments. Students have the option to follow one of two tracks:

  • area studies
  • business administration

Both tracks require a focus on a particular region of the world and include language courses. The area studies track focuses more on historical, political and cultural relations. The business administration track focuses on international business.


Thanks to WSU's extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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