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The Department of International Studies at the University of Oregon offers interdisciplinary bachelor of arts (B.A.) and master of arts (M.A.) degrees. We are a vibrant and diverse community of interdisciplinary scholars, students, and activists from around the country and around the globe, committed to understanding our globalized world and putting that understanding to practice.

Primary themes of the program are international development, international political economy, culture and globalization, gender and development, environmental issues, global health, international education, and cross-cultural communication. Students interested in other aspects of international studies are also welcome, and find advising and support from our extensive group of affiliated participating faculty. Faculty and students also participate in many UO area and topical studies centers, language institutes, and research programs.

A student’s course of study is tailored to meet individual career objectives, leading to opportunities in education, government, law, communications, business, non-governmental organizations, philanthropic organizations, and private voluntary organizations. Our alumni have gone on to make a difference through professional careers at the United Nations, international law firms, study abroad offices, and local and international NGOs.

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We welcome your interest! For questions about International Studies at the UO, and/or how to apply to the undergraduate or graduate program, please contact:

Department of International Studies
175 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5206 USA


We regret the passing of Judy Fosdick-Oliphant. Please click here to read her memorial.

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Undergraduate Program 541-346-5051
Graduate Program 541-346-5052
Department Head Professor Kathie Carpenter
Graduate Studies Director Professor Stephen Wooten
Undergraduate Studies Director Sr. Instructor Galen Martin
Undergraduate Advising Office 304 PLC


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