USD is the first public university in the state to offer a major in international studies. A faculty with extensive international experience, opportunities for travel abroad and exchange programs makes it an excellent choice for students with an interest in international studies.

Our program is designed to help you become internationally literate and open to diverse cultures, ideas, languages, politics, history, literature and more. We provide students with a basic and broad understanding of the international environment of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as prepare undergraduates for employment in the fields of education, business, government, journalism and non-governmental organizations - all fields that require workers with a liberal arts education and international literacy.