The International Studies certificate at Pitt-Johnstown is an interdisciplinary, flexible program that can be completed by any major as a supplement to any degree program.
The curriculum addresses the increasingly interconnectedness and global nature of today's society, and also serves as an excellent career preparation in a variety of fields. These include international business, government service, journalism and international communication, law, and other areas.
The international studies curriculum can be structured to fit degree programs without requiring more than the traditional four years, and often includes a study-abroad experience.
The international studies certificate is structured to promote the interests of both the career-oriented student and the student who wishes to be an informed citizen and to understand and enjoy the world. For the student who has already made a career choice, this certificate provides the opportunity to demonstrate flexibility, perspective, and interests that are increasingly attractive to prospective employers.
As a complement to any major, the certificate program prepares students for real-world success working in a number of areas, including government service (both domestic and foreign), private interest groups, national and international service agencies, journalism, and international business.
Christopher R. Cook, PhD
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