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Center for International Studies
Derrick Hall 101
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512.245.2339
Fax: 512.245.7857
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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for International Studies is to provide quality, interdisciplinary education to students in order to prepare them for international careers. Students will learn the necessary research and writing skills to pursue graduate studies or careers in law, diplomacy, and international affairs. The undergraduate and graduate international studies programs will challenge students to further explore and understand the rapidly globalizing world of today.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge based on an interdisciplinary perspective, focusing on global issues, processes, trends, systems, and politics.
  • Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills in international studies based on one of several foci.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret issues in international relations.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct research on international issues efficiently and knowledgably.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of their culture as it relates to others in a global and comparative context.