International Studies

The International Studies (INST) Major at UNO is an interdisciplinary program that provides a substantial international focus and foundation for professional careers in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Among these careers are international management and business, government service, national security and intelligence, non-profit organizations, international education management, and teaching. The program also prepares students for graduate study in a variety of professions, including international business, international management, law, teaching, and public affairs.


The members of the International Studies Faculty (ISF) encourage students majoring in International Studies to place significant emphasis on foreign language and the study of other cultures.  Many INST majors have a double major or a minor in a foreign language.  At a minimum, in order to satisfy the INST foreign language requirement, majors must complete the equivalent of three years of one university-level foreign language study, or two years each of two foreign languages.


Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Minor in International Studies


Other Information

All coursework taken for the International Studies major must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or better. 


The B.A. in International Studies requires three years of one foreign language or two years each of two different foreign languages.

Students transferring in a significant amount of their credits from other institutions should meet with an International Studies advisor to discuss their options for completing their degree. 



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     Student Groups: 

Sigma Iota Rho, International Studies Honorary Society