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  • Welcome to International Studies

  • Choose from Six Specializations

  • Study Abroad

  • Prepare for Global Careers

  • Participate in Model UN



International Studies is a broad and interdisciplinary field of study that educates students to appreciate the social, cultural, political and economic characteristics of national, regional and global communities. The International Studies Program at The College of New Jersey encourages exploration of interconnected nature of our rapidly globalizing world, and the effects of all forms of policy on the global constituency. 

It is based on the conviction that historically informed and politically aware students with knowledge of a language other than their own will think more critically and act more responsibly in a shrinking world.

The major is overseen by faculty from the History, Modern Languages, and Political Science departments in TCNJ’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences and from the School of Business. Students will take introductory courses which count toward General Education requirements and, working with an adviser, will choose a major specializations from four geographic areas [Europe, Latin AmericaEast Asia, the Middle East] and two functional subjects [DiplomacyInternational Economics and Trade]. Study abroad is required, and students are also encouraged to pursue an internship with an international focus.

 News and Events

Politics Forum

Tuesday February 24, 2015,  3:00-6:00pm Library Auditorium Thomas Healy (Seton Hall Law School) will present “The Justice Who Changed His Mind:Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Story Behind Abrams v. United States.”Continue Reading

Canceled: Economic Justice for All

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 4:30pm  Education Building 115 ‘Economic Justice for All: How Smart Cities of the Future are Powered by Community-Engaged Design’ presented by Dr. Antwi Akom. Dr. Akom is  Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology, Public Health, and STEM Education at San Francisco State University and Co-Founder of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and…Continue Reading

2015 Spring Career and Internships Fair

Friday February 27, 2015,  9:00am-1:00pm  TCNJ Rec. Center The Career Center has begun preparations for the 2015 Spring Opportunities Fair! Employer registration has begun and be on the lookout for weekly updates and more as the date approaches.  Continue Reading

Poverty and the Pope

Wednesday, March 4, 2015,  4:30-6:30pm   Education Building 115 Part of the “Exploring Economic Justice: New Jersey, the Nation, and the World” series this talk will be presented by Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati.  Professor Bhagwati is a University Professor (Economics, Law, and International Affairs)) at Columbia University. Professor Bhagwati has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited over 35…Continue Reading

Katrina Ballads

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00pm  Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall Live performance of composer Ted Hearne’s Katrina Ballads, a piece that explores issues of social justice through media sound bytes from the weeks that followed Hurricane Katrina.  Including pre-performance discussion groups facilitated by TCNJ faculty and students and a post performance discussion with…Continue Reading

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