International Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

Our world is diverse and complex. It’s rich and it’s poor. It’s powerful and it’s weak. Every corner is fascinating. Every inch is unique.

The multidisciplinary International Studies program at UNB’s Saint John campus is about exploring the diversity, complexity, and interdependence that make up our modern world. It’s about placing our society, politics, history, culture, and economics under a microscope in an attempt to understand contemporary global issues, such as food distribution, gender roles, and disease control.

Why International Studies at UNB?

The International Studies program is multidisciplinary, which means you’ll explore complex global issues from multiple fields of study and perspectives.

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in field training in Mexico.

Hands-on learning

  • The opportunity to attend the Go-Mexico Field School, a 16-day excursion that includes 10 days of instruction in Mexico, followed by a week of immersion into Mexican culture

Skills you will acquire:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal
  • Research

For more information, visit the Department of History & Politics.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • POLS 2301: Politics and the Developing World
  • HIST 3555: History of the Atlantic World
  • SOC 3331: Cinematic Rome
  • SPAN 3974: Contemporary Spanish American Prose Fiction


  • Fundraiser
  • Eco-tourism developer
  • Food aid worker
  • HIV-AIDS health educator