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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACT or SAT test is optional for prospective students applying for Fall 2020 to join the St. Mary’s University freshmen class of 2024.
Both a major and a minor are available:
Those majoring in the program can select one or more tracks:
- The Political and Cultural Affairs Track guides majors towards courses that provide the cultural, historical and political backgrounds of various global regions. This track is for students interested in policy, politics, diplomacy, and non-profit work.
- The Economic and Trade Affairs Track guides majors towards courses that provide a strong foundation in global economic and business concepts. This track is for students interested in economic or business policy or consulting.
- The Latin American Studies Track guides majors towards courses that provide a solid understanding of the Latin American world. This track is for students interested in a variety of career paths in the Latin American world.
- The General Studies Track guides majors toward courses that provide an equal exposure to the different disciplines that comprise the degree.
Students can also earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as 5 years:
This multidisciplinary degree is drawn from courses in Political Science, Economics, International Business, History, Anthropology and Languages.
Class highlights include:
- History of United States Foreign Policy
- Introduction to Global Affairs
- Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
- Language and Culture
See the catalog for a full course listing, including class descriptions:
- The Pre-law Program increases your chance of gaining admission to law school.
- The Nelson Wolff Law Early Admission Program helps motivated students graduate in less time. This program is available to students in the following majors: Criminology, English, International and Global Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology and Communication Studies.
- The Guaranteed Law School Admission Program guarantees St. Mary’s graduates admission to the School of Law, if they meet certain criteria.
For more information about any of these law-related programs, please see the School of Law Admission section.
Graduates have gone on to work in the Department of State, Department of Commerce, Department of Interior, Central Intelligence Agency and the Peace Corps.
Graduates are prepared to work in almost any business with an international component. Some examples include:
- US Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Department of Homeland Security
- State and local government agencies
- The Rand Corporation
- General Motors
- Honeywell, Inc.
- Wells Fargo
- Institute for Integrated Rural Development (IIRD)
- Worldwatch Institute
- Bread for the World
- International Monetary Fund
- Inter-American Development Bank
- North American Development Bank
- Public and private schools
- Community colleges
- Overseas teaching opportunities
Students are encouraged to participate in an internship to earn six semester hours of elective credit. Internships may be with governmental, non-governmental or private sector organizations.
Some examples of internships that students have completed include:
- NGOs in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador
- Office of Human Rights, European Union: Luxembourg
Federal Public Service Sector:
- Department of Defense
- Federal Aviation Administration
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
State and City Government:
- Former Texas State Senator Frank Madla
- City of San Antonio International Affairs Office
- City of Kumamoto, Japan
Non-governmental and Nonprofit Organizations:
- Socially Responsible Investment Coalition Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras – San Antonio
- International Red Cross, Boston
- Japanese Corporations
- Guadalajara, Mexico Free Trade Alliance
- Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- School of Law Immigration and Human Rights Clinic
- Center for Legal and Social Justice