International Studies

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Develop the global understanding you need for any career, and learn to analyze and solve complex world problems.

Why Earn Your BA in International Studies?

With a grasp of global affairs and cultural differences, you can explore a career in law, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofits, international business, finance, public administration, education, the environment or research. Become a journalist, advocate, lobbyist or media specialist.

Why Major in International Studies at Adelphi?

  • Gain a global perspective through our curriculum, combining intensive foreign language and intercultural studies with courses in international business and politics.
  • Make the world your classroom by studying abroad, joining international excursions or taking advantage of our close ties with the United Nations.
  • Cultivate the hands-on experience you need for an internationally engaged career through an internship or original research.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our international studies graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Undergraduate International Studies Tracks

As a student in our international studies program, you’ll discover how business, politics and science intertwine across political and cultural boundaries, choosing between two tracks, business or political science. International studies majors can also enter the Scholar Teacher Education Program.

Enhanced by Adelphi’s proximity to New York City, the business track of international studies provides both intellectual and practical opportunities to our majors. In your senior year, you will conduct either an original interdisciplinary research project or an internship that will allow you to apply the interdisciplinary knowledge you’ve gained in the classroom.

Immerse yourself in the political and social aspects of the region you choose to study by taking the political science track. Through our intensive foreign-language component you will gain more in-depth knowledge of the region and culture you’re studying while preparing for real-world opportunities. The concentration is completed with a senior capstone, where you will choose to do an internship or perform original interdisciplinary research.

I had the opportunity to study abroad in Finland through Adelphi’s Finnish Innovation in Politics and Business program. I came back with an enriched understanding of the political and economic practices of this innovative country.

Keyshaun Scott Junior international studies major

Adelphi students during the Finnish Innovation in Politics and Business study abroad program.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Broaden your horizons through exciting opportunities that will take you beyond the classroom— whether it be a short- or long-term study abroad experience, our unique faculty-led study abroad programs, attending on-campus lectures given by global leaders, or participating in conferences and briefings at the United Nations. Study the world of business in any of six international business destinations—Finland, France, Spain, China, Brazil and the Netherlands—or study international business in nearby New York City.

Many students intern at top organizations in New York and around the country, including:

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

Phone Number
Alumnae Hall 107

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