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New International Studies Major Tracks One new track (Global Studies) and a modified track (International Development Studies) will be available for students graduating Fall 2017 and after.
The Department of International and Global Studies at Portland State University enhances global awareness and provides opportunities for both academic enrichment and personal growth. The department promotes the development of critical thinking, self-reflection and cross-cultural skills that students continue to utilize long after graduation.

Areas of regional focus include Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin American and the Middle East. Areas of thematic concentration include International Development Studies, Community Health, and Business.

The International & Global Studies Degree affords an excellent foundation for careers requiring an understanding of international economic, political, social and cultural affairs. In addition, the program provides a solid foundation for graduate work in professional fields such as journalism, international relations, public health, or community development.