International Studies

Explore the global dimensions of economics, politics, culture, and the environment while gaining the knowledge, skills, and confidence to work in multicultural settings around the world. 

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As an International Studies major, you will have the unique opportunity to develop an understanding of how cultures differ, along with the advantages and challenges of cultural diversity, in a region of your choice.

Students work with their advisor to devise a curricular plan that focuses on a specific region of the world. This focused study often involves a study abroad experience where students are able to develop a richer perspective of their own culture.

Graduates develop the necessary analytical and communication skills to compete successfully in the job market, to apply for graduate and professional programs, and to adapt throughout their lives to an ever-changing interdependent world. Through our program you will learn to develop and articulate your own ideas about the importance of having an international and global perspective in an increasingly multicultural workplace.

Minor

Through the International Studies minor, you will explore various aspects of history, politics, art, language, and culture of different regions of the world. A minor in International Studies complements a variety of different majors. Learn more about our Minor Requirements in our course catalog.

Career Paths

International Studies graduates are prepared for graduate school in law and business and for careers in international business, international development, diplomacy, and teaching. 

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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Faculty and Staff

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Gigi Gokcek, PhD

Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Education Professor of Political Science
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Christian Dean, PhD

Professor of Political Science & Humanities Debate Coach
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Alison Dana Howard, MA

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science Chair, Division of Public Affairs
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Natalie Babler

Administrative Manager