International Studies

Finish your bachelor's degree online in a well-rounded program focused on your interests.

Portland State University’s online Bachelor’s Degree in International and Global Studies stands out for its interdisciplinary approach. With faculty from five continents and an extensive network of global connections, our online international studies program gives you broad flexibility, so you can tailor the degree to fit your career interests and objectives. You can specialize in a specific country or region, or focus on a global challenge such as economic development, environmental science, health, education, religion, or international peace.

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Choose PSU’s international studies bachelor’s degree if you’re looking for:

  • Exceptional faculty.  Most classes in the online international studies degree are taught by tenured and tenure-track, full-time faculty. You’ll work with global experts from every region of the world and encounter a diverse range of perspectives.
  • An interdisciplinary degree. Our extremely flexible international studies program allows you to synthesize classes from many different departments. Up to half of the credit hours that count toward your major may come from other disciplines.
  • A superior online interface. You’ll enjoy extensive interpersonal contact in Portland State’s online course. With an easy-to-use interface that’s available 24/7 from anywhere in the world, our online classes give you almost limitless opportunities to converse and share perspectives with classmates, some of whom may live continents away.
  • Flexible language policies. You can satisfy the International and Global Studies degree’s foreign-language requirement in multiple ways, such as demonstrating proficiency through coursework or by testing out.
  • Jump-start your career with PSU’s International and Global studies degree

Located in a global hub of business, technology, and sustainability, Portland State University connects you to a far-flung network of opportunities.

Top International Studies Careers

Our online bachelor’s degree in International and Global studies prepares you for a wide range of careers in the nonprofit, private, and government sectors. Graduates of our International and Global studies program have entered the work force all over the world, landing jobs with:

  • Private sector employers, including international businesses 
  • Aid organizations such as the International Red Cross
  • Nonprofits focused on issues ranging from health to education, women’s rights, sustainability, and more
  • Business incubators and trade organizations
  • Government agencies, with a focus on international affairs

Whether you want to pursue a career overseas, work in the United States, or prepare for a graduate degree, take the first step with Portland State University’s online international studies bachelor’s degree program.


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Contact us now to find out how Portland State University can help you take your international relations career to the next level or visit the International & Global Studies program website.  


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