​International Studies

​Thomas More’s International Studies degree is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for a career in the contemporary world, striving to recognize and understand the complexities and problems of the world, and to offer meaningful, just solutions in line with Christian values. With the Bachelor of Arts degree, students choose one area of concentration in European, East Asian or American (for non-native speakers of English) studies.

Why study International Studies at TMU?

​International studies is a growing field that attempts to bridge cultural differences in an increasingly global society of business and commerce. Multinational companies, including more than 300 foreign-owned firms and 10 Fortune 500 companies operating in metropolitan Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, are always looking for qualified graduates to help them make and maintain critical connections. With an international studies degree from Thomas More University, you’ll be prepared to pursue many different opportunities.

Students in international studies may take courses from the following areas:

  • Business Ethics
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Environmental Science
  • Foreign Language

  • History of Art
  • International Management
  • International Relations
  • Introductory Geography

  • Principles of Sociology
  • World Economic History
  • World Religions

Who will I be learning from?

The international studies program is made up of a distinguished group of instructors. The department head is Dr. James McNutt and the faculty includes Prof. Patrick Eagan, Dr. Raymond Hebert, Dr. Jodie Mader, Dr. Luis Sierra, and Dr. John Spence.

Where do alumni work or pursue advanced degrees?

Recent International Studies graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees at the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University.  Graduates have found employment at universities.

With an international studies degree from Thomas More University, students will be prepared to pursue many different professions, including jobs in the following sectors:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Government
  • Education

  • Social Assistance and Advocacy Agencies
  • Civic and Social Associations
  • Political Organizations

  • Military
  • Graduate School
  • Law School

What experiential learning opportunities will I have?

​Studying abroad is an exciting and educational experience afforded to students in the international studies program.

At least two weeks of travel or study abroad is required to receive an international studies degree from Thomas More University. We’re a member of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), which offers summer and winter programs in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, Hong Kong and a number of other countries on six continents. In addition, Thomas More has five sister universities in Japan, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and Puerto Rico, where you can study for one or two semesters at the Thomas More tuition rate. Thomas More’s Brown Global Perspectives Fund helps qualified students with study abroad expenses.

What special requirements exist for admission?

There are no special requirements to enter this program. Students may choose from among three program specialties in the International Studies Major:  European Concentration, Developing World Concentration, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Concentration.  Students may also select a Minor in International Studies.

What scholarships or aid are specific to this program?

​Thomas More’s Brown Global Perspectives Fund helps qualified students with their study abroad expenses.