Undergraduate Programs

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offers seven majors and 16 minors in international studies at the undergraduate level. Students who Major in International Studies may concentrate in one of ten regional studies options, one of two thematic programs, or pursue a broader course of study within the general program in International Studies.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offers seven majors and 16 minors in international studies at the undergraduate level. Students who Major in International Studies may concentrate in one of ten regional studies options, one of two thematic programs, or pursue a broader course of study within the general program in International Studies.

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Minors

JSIS Honors Program

The Jackson School Honors Program is intended for students with the aptitude and commitment required to pursue an in-depth research project, culminating in a thesis of about 30 pages.

Interested students apply to the Honors Program in Spring quarter of their junior year, while enrolled in JSIS 300 (Claims & Evidence). If accepted, Honors students are matched up with a faculty member who is an expert in the student’s area of research.

Honors students are enrolled in JSIS 491 (Senior Honors Seminar) in Autumn quarter of their senior year, and spend Autumn and Winter quarters writing their thesis. The thesis is submitted and examined in Spring quarter of senior year.

Interested students should make an appointment with the JSIS Honors Adviser, Linda Iltis, using the appointments system (choose the Current JSIS majors category ‘JSIS Departmental Honors’)

Honors Application Form

See a student profile of a Jackson School major’s in-depth study of contemporary Korean dramas.

The Comparative Religion Program has its own honors program; contact Linda Iltis for information about this option: iltis@uw.edu