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  • Welcome to International Studies

  • Choose from Six Specializations

  • Study Abroad

  • Prepare for Global Careers

  • Participate in Model UN



International Studies is a broad and interdisciplinary field of study that educates students to appreciate the social, cultural, political and economic characteristics of national, regional and global communities. The International Studies Program at The College of New Jersey encourages exploration of interconnected nature of our rapidly globalizing world, and the effects of all forms of policy on the global constituency. 

It is based on the conviction that historically informed and politically aware students with knowledge of a language other than their own will think more critically and act more responsibly in a shrinking world.

The major is overseen by faculty from the History, Modern Languages, and Political Science departments in TCNJ’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences and from the School of Business. Students will take introductory courses which count toward General Education requirements and, working with an adviser, will choose a major specializations from four geographic areas [Europe, Latin AmericaEast Asia, the Middle East] and two functional subjects [DiplomacyInternational Economics and Trade]. Study abroad is required, and students are also encouraged to pursue an internship with an international focus.

 News and Events

Film Screening ‘Gideon’s Army’

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:00pm Library Auditorium Followed by discussion with Professor Mort Winston (Department of Philosophy) ‘Gideon’s Army’ tells the story of three young public defenders in the Deep South: idealistic lawyers who challenge the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point  Continue Reading

From MySpace to Snapchat

Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Mayo Concert Hall Brown Bag Series ~ From MySpace to Snapchat: The Evolution of Social Media and its Impact on Today’s Young Professional by Dr. Rowena Briones, Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Briones, who graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from The College of New Jersey, focuses much of her research…Continue Reading

Degrees of Inequality

Thursday, April 23, 2015,  6:00pm  Library Auditorium ‘Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream’ presented by Dr. Suzanne Mettler, Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University.    Continue Reading

Politics Forum

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm  Social Sciences 223 Glenn Steinberg presents  “Literary Politics in Trecento Italy: Sexuality, Gender, and Canto XV of the Inferno.”Continue Reading