College of Letters & Sciences

International Studies Major

Contact Information

Jonathan Burkham 
Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-7173
Location: Upham Hall 114

International Studies Major

The International Studies major is an interdisciplinary program, which combines a broad core curriculum with one of four emphases: foreign language and area studies, business, public diplomacy, and international economics. It includes a study abroad requirement and internship opportunities. Students have the opportunity to personalize their course of study. A minor is not required.

International Studies Major Curriculum 

International Studies Minor Curriculum

Letter from the Coordinator 


I am excited to have assumed the position of the coordinator of the International Studies Program. As a human geographer with research interests in migration and international development, my work has taken me to many different countries, mostly in Latin America. My passion and interest in other places was sparked by a semester of study in Seville, Spain as an undergraduate. I feel a certain kinship with my students who also share this passion, and have thus chosen International Studies as their major (or minor). I look forward to hearing about your travels and studies and providing guidance in your coursework and international experiences. It is my sincere belief that the International Studies Program can provide you with the skills and knowledge to navigate not only your professions but also the world.

Dr. Burkham