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B.A. in International Studies, Asian Studies

The International Studies – Asian Studies major at Colorado State University is an interdisciplinary program designed to help students understand the nature of diverse cultures and peoples.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

There are four concentrations in the International Studies major at Colorado State University: Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, and Middle East and North African Studies.

Courses in this International Studies – Asian Studies are required in foreign language, geography, political science, economics, history, and international studies, with other elective courses chosen from these and many more disciplines across the college and university.

Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the International Studies major will demonstrate that they are competent and capable in:

Writing effectively about the themes of International Studies and related fields
Communicating cross-culturally through written and oral expression
Thinking critically about international issues
Applying an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge

Potential Occupations

Graduates in International Studies apply their education in a wide variety of careers, including those in international business, non-profit organizations, academics, public policy, law, government, city planning, engineering, environmental sustainability and clean energy, information systems, journalism, publishing, education, sales and marketing, management and administration, artistic production, mass media, communications, museums, entertainment, foreign service, and many other areas in need of intelligent, well-rounded, and broadly world-educated people.

Some International Studies graduates enter graduate or professional schools for more specialized study in either international studies or one of many other disciplines. To enhance their career opportunities, majors are encouraged to consider participating in paid or volunteer work or internship opportunities, and to study abroad.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Cultures and the Global System
  • College Composition
  • Asian Civilization
  • World History, Ancient
  • World History, 1500-Present
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Globalization
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Gender in the Economy