Online Bachelor's in International Studies

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Build a global perspective.
Broaden your career prospects.

You see important connections made every day around the world. Those with the expertise to facilitate new global partnerships become key to an organization’s growth. That’s why our international studies degree is designed to adapt to fit your professional goals, whether you’re pursuing a career as a strategist, politician, historian, writer, policymaker, or any other role in which global insights are valued.

  • Access your courses 100% online.
  • Complete a study abroad experience or internship.
  • Apply with no application fee and no entrance exams.
  • Join a university that ranks among Forbes’America’s Top Colleges.”
  • Explore available financial aid and eligible transfer credit options.

What can you do with an International Studies major?

At Maryville, you can build a personalized bachelor’s in international studies that helps you turn your fascination for world culture into a valuable career asset. Choose from a wide range of courses that allow you to connect your international studies to career areas that interest you.

With your refined global perspective, you can pursue a broad range of rewarding and potentially lucrative careers in areas like business, government, education, nonprofits, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, tech, and communications. Compensation varies depending on factors like experience and location, but international studies majors can pursue careers with high median or average reported salaries like management analyst ($82,450),* emergency management director ($72,760),* management consultant ($84,960),** and grants manager ($56,484).**

You can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Government agency
  • Private enterprise
  • School/university
  • Large corporation
  • Startup company
  • Technology firm
  • Pharmaceutical company
  • Healthcare organization
  • Private corporation
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Communications/media firm

Career opportunities include:

  • Consultant
  • Legislator
  • Foreign services officer
  • Export sales manager
  • Management analyst
  • Market researcher
  • Political analyst
  • International business specialist
  • Account executive
  • International assistant
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Diplomat
  • Relief worker
  • Human resources representative
  • Human services specialist

*2017 median salaries based on data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics **Average salaries based on data compiled by