Offering seven B.A. degree options, a combined B.A./M.I.A., and a minor, the International Studies Program challenges its students to explore the processes and consequences of the interactions between the international and national, the global and local, and the contemporary and historical. It provides students with both a firm grounding in academic disciplines and the flexibility to permit exploration from alternative perspectives. To enrich and broaden the academic experience within the degree program, studying abroad is encouraged.
International Studies majors benefit from the strong international network on campus. In addition to the renowned UC San Diego academic environment, International Studies majors can take advantage of the activities and programs of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), the only UC graduate degree program in international affairs.