International Studies Program

(The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, formerly the Division of Social Science)

Dr. Sarah Muir, Director • Program Office: NAC 7/114 • Tel: 212-650-5844

General Information

The City College offers the following undergraduate degree in International Studies:


Programs and Objectives

The International Studies program is an interdisciplinary program in which students must declare one of the following four concentrations: 

  • International Relations
  • International Public Policy
  • Culture and Communication
  • Development

Students may also select International Studies as one major in a double major. (Note that a maximum of three classes can count toward both majors.)

The International Studies Program prepares students for careers in a wide array of fields, from diplomacy and global governance to NGOs and multinational corporations. The International Studies major offers a flexible curriculum, in which students take classes with faculty across many departments and programs at CCNY, including Anthropology, Black Studies, Economics, History, Latin American and Latino Studies, Political Science, and Sociology. The Program draws on the rich diversity of City College’s student body as well as on the academic, institutional, and cultural resources of New York City to give students the skills and experience necessary to engage with the most pressing international and global issues of our day.

Opportunities for financial support for study abroad, service learning, internships and international research are available to students in the program.

The International Studies Program is housed within the Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies (NAC 7/112). Students majoring in International Studies frequently take classes from faculty across the entire Department.
For more information about the Program, students may visit the Program website: