Dec 04, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies

Director/ Professor: Richard R. Marcus

Program Office: LA-3 100
Telephone: (562) 985‑5236

Program Assistant: Kellie Sala

Faculty: Yousef Baker, Laura Ceia, Caitlin Fouratt, Barbara Grossman-Thompson, Richard R. Marcus, Jolene McCall, Kimberly Walters

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Courses: I/ST    

Career Possibilities

International Development Officer • Program Officer • Foreign Service Officer • Researcher • Teacher • Intelligence Analyst • Community Organizer • Journalist • Administrator • Trade and International Business • Immigration Specialist • Non-profit Management • International Program Manager • Communication Strategist • Public Policy Officer • Development Officer • Grantwriter • Study Abroad Advisor • Peace Corps • Americorps (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see International studies website or an International Studies advisor.)


International Studies students are curious global citizens who want to make their mark on the world. The major program provides them with the tools and guidance to focus their interests and accomplish their goals. It prepares CSULB graduates for jobs in fields like international trade and business, non-profit work, international development, international affairs, education, and law.

International Studies helps students develop strong analytical abilities while teaching them how to integrate a wide variety of disciplinary methods, language competencies, communication, and cross-cultural understandings into the study of global issues. Advisors work closely with students to help guide them in a way that is sensitive to their personal constraints (economic, family, visa, AB540), while also pushing students to their maximum potential. As a result, International Studies graduates have success in graduate school admissions and enter the workforce with skill sets that employers value.


    Undergraduate DegreesMinor


      International Studies

      General Education Foundation must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.