Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2016-17

International Studies

(HEGIS: 2210)

A.S. Degree

Explore your role in the world’s interconnected cultures and nations. The College's international studies program provides a strong foundation in cultural, historical, political, and economic perspectives, preparing students for work and transfer.


Study Abroad for First-person Learning

All students in the program will immerse themselves fully in a culture via a study abroad course of their choice led by expert faculty. Recent trips have included Colombia, Ecuador, Ireland, Guatemala, Italy, Nicaragua, and Spain.

Note: Some funding and financial aid may be available for study abroad courses. Alternative domestic cultural immersion options will be provided for those students unable to travel internationally.

Program Requirements

(for those matriculating in 2016-2017)


A.S., requirements, career options

Career Opportunities

Most careers require a bachelor’s degree, and opportunities include international aid and relief work, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), sustainable community development, international public policy, U.N. agencies, international business, and peace and mediation work.

Transfer Options

Transfer opportunities exist for graduates of the program to transfer with full junior status placement at SUNY Cortland, SUNY Oswego, Wells College, and Ithaca College. Tompkins Cortland Community College students also frequently transfer to schools such as Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Binghamton University, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Delhi, Keuka College, and more.

For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office.

Program Chair

Tina Stavenhagen-Helgren
Professor (Anthropology)