International Studies

This degree is offered on ground in a daytime, Longview campus format.

LeTourneau University's mission is  “to be committed to be a university of global influence.”  For this reason, we believe in the importance of having an understanding of the complex political and cultural issues facing the world today.


The International Studies B.A. degree is an interdisciplinary degree which seeks to expose students to global issues and prepare them for global ministry and service

Students will be able to understand and interact with diverse peoples and cultures, and possess a broad understanding of international historical, political, cultural and economic issues. In addition, basic fluency in another language will be developed.

Whether you're learning to speak Mandarin and trekking across Asia, studying macroeconomics in South America, participating in Bible translation efforts in Nigeria, or traveling to Russia or Greece to experience theological or historical topics, you'll learn by living out lessons and absorbing cultures around the world.

International Studies students have opportunities to:

  • Take a core set of courses related to global issues
  • In conjunction with the international studies academic advisor, devise a course of study related to your future goals.
  • Achieve a basic fluency in at least one foreign language.
  • Spend at least one semester engaged in off-campus study.
  • Take advantage of our scholarship and Internship opportunities only available to International Studies majors.

Learn about global opportunities at LETU, and start planning your adventures abroad.


Interesting Classes You'll take

  • International Politics
  • History of the Modern Middle East
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • American Foreign Policy

To learn more about course requirements, view the course catalog.


What can You do with this degree?

An international studies degree will prepare you for a number of careers, including:

  • Archivist
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Foreign Affairs Specialist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Missionary


Students may find fulfilling careers in a number of the following organizations:

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