HLS Undergraduate Degrees

To change the world, first seek to understand it.

The Hamilton Lugar School is a national leader in international affairs and the languages, cultures, and perspectives shaping our world. We're committed to the values of our namesakes, Rep. Lee Hamilton and Sen. Richard Lugar—two giants of American diplomacy who bridged political and cultural divides in the country and around the world.

At Hamilton Lugar, we value global engagement. We celebrate differences and seek shared understanding. We study the world, so we can change the world.

And so can you.

Eight degrees, a world of options

  • Central Eurasian Studies (BA): Explore the heartland of Europe and Asia
  • Cybersecurity & Global Policy (BS): Tackle challenges of tech and culture
  • East Asian Languages & Cultures or East Asian Studies (BA): Examine China, Japan, and the Koreas
  • International Law & Institutions (BA): Study global issues, supranational institutions, and the law
  • International Studies (BA, BS, BA/MA): Grow global knowledge and regional expertise while developing language fluency
  • Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures (BA): Immerse yourself in the historical and cultural richness of the Middle East

Eashan Kumar (International Studies, Neuroscience)

2018 IU Bloomington Commencement Speaker

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Get your passport ready

Deepen your global knowledge

Pair majors including International Studies, International Law & Institutions, and Cybersecurity & Global Policy with one of nearly 20 minors.

Pick a language (any language)

Choose from more than 80 languages, including those vital to our national security, from Arabic and Chinese to Korean and Russian.

Specialize in a world region

Gain professional-level proficiency and cultural expertise through Language Flagship programs in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), and Russian.

Study abroad

Address global issues firsthand through more than 300 study abroad programs in more than 52 countries and 17 languages.

Build a global network

Prepare for the world stage by studying with diplomats, attending lectures by prime ministers, and traveling to United Nations summits with faculty and classmates.

Get financial support

Take advantage of funding opportunities that support everything from tuition to study abroad to the study of critical languages.