MSUM's International Studies major is an interdisciplinary program that includes courses from economics, political science, history, sociology, anthropology and geosciences. International Studies majors select one of two areas of emphasis: Development or Diplomacy. In addition, students choose from a wide variety of elective courses based on career interests.
The International Studies major develops a comprehensive understanding of the world. The world perspective is highly desired by potential employers such as government and international organizations, international business, non-governmental organizations, journalism, the arts and the media. It is also excellent preparation for both graduate school and law school.
Model United Nations provides students with a first-hand opportunity to participate in international relations by enhancing students’ understanding of the complex issues that the UN addresses and helping to a appreciate the difficulties that surround multi-lateral diplomacy. Each spring, the Model UN team demonstrates their diplomatic skills in a regional competition againstother universities and colleges.
The MSUM Student Academic Conference provides opportunities for students to present papers or posters on their research, sharing their experiences with their peers.
The Study Abroad Office coordinates many study abroad programs.