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Program information

If you’re considering a career in international relations or business, our Liberal Arts & Sciences: International Studies Associate in Arts degree program is the perfect place to start. It provides a strong liberal arts base; foundational knowledge of international politics, economics, culture, and history; opportunities for international experiences; and access to instruction in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Develop a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of our world as you prepare for transfer to a four-year program in business, social sciences, or humanities with an international orientation. 

See semester-by-semester degree plan.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students should be competent in the following areas:

  • Critical thinking, problem-solving
  • Promoting support for an interest in foreign language and culture
  • An understanding from an international perspective about the human condition and past and present culture
  • An understanding and proficiency in the intellectual skills in the use of a second spoken and written language
  • Promoting diversity awareness and a global view
  • Devising and confidently delivering oral proposals and reports
  • Composing clear and coherent written reports and essays


  • High school Mathematics Course 1 and 2 or the equivalent
  • One year of a laboratory science are required
  • Two years of a foreign language are recommended

Transfer options

  • Alfred State College
  • Cazenovia College
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Utica University

Career opportunities

  • International relations specialist
  • Political scientist
  • Humanitarian relief worker
  • Marketing specialist

Internship opportunities

  • International Experiences
  • Study Abroad

Contact us to learn more

Jessica Wilkie, Dean 
Phone: 315-792-5363