College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

International Studies

Major | Interdisciplinary | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

Butler’s International Studies program supplements a political science component with the study of economics and culture. Combining a core curriculum with interdisciplinary freedom that cuts across traditional barriers, along with hands-on experience, you can steer your degree in any direction you please. Choices of interdisciplinary courses can be adapted to cultivate a degree that pursues a deeper understanding of the world as a whole.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • PO141, Introduction to International Politics
  • SW205-GE, Cultural Geography, Regions of the World
  • HST327, History of Human Rights
  • IB320, International Business Environment
  • PO322, International Conflict and Peace Building
  • PO352, Comparative Political Economy

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The International Studies major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.