International Studies Program

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Congratulations to the international  studies class of 2012! Click on the photo above for more images from graduation.

The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) is home to the International Studies Program, which offers a major and a minor in international studies. Both are rigorous, interdisciplinary academic programs that require three years of foreign language study, and offer students the opportunity to take a set of courses across departments, bringing multiple methods and concepts together to address worldwide problems.

International studies is an ideal field for students planning to pursue advanced degrees or careers in international law, international business, public policy, global health, government, or with nongovernmental organizations.  International studies will help you apply your knowledge and talents in a global context.

The Major

Considering a major in international studies? You might also be interested in a double major, pairing an international studies degree with one in economics, language study, political science, or any other complementary field. Or you could undertake a joint degree program, in business, architecture, art and design, engineering, or music while concurrently admitted to LSA and another U-M college. Learn more about the major.

The Minor

The international studies minor allows students to build a framework consisting of a region, a language, and a theme, and then construct their own curriculum from an extensive menu of courses from across campus. Learn more about the minor.

Definition of plagiarism and University of Michigan's policies on the U-M library website:
Understanding Plagiarism

Understanding Academic Integrity and Plagiarism for Students

Academic Integrity
The LSA Student Honor Council on understanding academic integrity:
Understanding Academic Misconduct


Declaration Form for International Studies Major (PDF)

Declaration Form for International Studies Minor (PDF)

Academic Planning Worksheet for International Studies Major (PDF)

Academic Planning Worksheet for International Studies Minor (PDF)