Are you interested in exciting career choices? A degree in International Studies opens the door to a variety of international careers and to local employment opportunities with a global dimension. Our students' knowledge of and passion for socio-political and economic issues lead them to careers in the public and non-profit sectors. Their familiarity with foreign cultures and languages makes them desirable employees. In addition, an International Studies degree is a great springboard to law school, graduate programs in various disciplines, and programs such as the Peace Corps and Teach for America.

What Can I Do with This Major?

Career opportunities for ITS students include the following sectors (learn more on the What Can I Do With This Major? website):
  • Local, state, and federal government (including the US State Department Foreign Service)
  • Law (including public and private international law)
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Import/export
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Teaching, both locally and abroad
  • Travel and tourism
  • Hospitality

Hire A Blazer online portal. Start your career search here at UAB. To talk about professional opportunities in International Studies, make an appointment with the program director. You can email or call (205) 934-2336. Career and Professional Development Services has job and internship listings, job fairs, resume builders, and many more resources for UAB students.

What Are Our Students Doing Now?

Recent UAB International Studies graduates have found employment with:
  • FBI logo. The Alabama Worker Center
  • Altamont High School
  • Birmingham International Center
  • Blue Cross Blue Shields of Alabama
  • Brownell Travels
  • The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office
  • The FBI
  • The Hispanic Coalition of Alabama
  • The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project logo. Illinois Public Media
  • The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
  • Jefferson State Community College
  • Mercedes-Benz of Alabama
  • Wonderland Travel
  • UAB’s School of Public Health
  • Mercedes logo. UAB’s International Recruitment and Student Services
  • The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • The US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Virginia College

ITS graduates have also been admitted to prestigious graduate programs and law schools at a variety of universities and colleges, including:
  • Dartmouth College
  • Shimer College
  • University of Florida
  • University of Haifa
  • University of Illinois
  • University of London
  • University of Oxford (UK)
  • Vanderbilt University