HLS Undergraduate Degrees

Policy. Cultures. Languages. Leadership.

Interested in studying languages, cultures, and global leadership? You're in the right place. 

The Hamilton Lugar School is a national leader in international affairs and the languages, cultures, and perspectives shaping our world. In fact, we offer instruction in some 80 languages—the most in the country—as well as courses that help you develop cultural fluency and expertise in nearly every area of the world.

The first step to changing the world is seeking to understand it. We’ll show you how. Check out our global degree programs and then apply to IU before February 1.

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Find your passion

Apply to IU and check the box to major in a Hamilton Lugar degree. Note: IU is a test-optional institution.

  • International Studies (BA, BS, BA/MA): Take an interdisciplinary approach to global and international challenges, while specializing in a language, region, and track.
  • International Law & Institutions (BA): Study the relationship between global issues and the law.
  • Cybersecurity & Global Policy (BS): Tackle challenges of tech, culture, and society.
  • East Asian Languages & Cultures or East Asian Studies (BA): Immerse in China, Japan, and the Koreas.
  • Central Eurasian Studies (BA): Explore the heartland of Europe and Asia, extending from the Danube to the Yellow River and Siberia to the Himalayas.
  • Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures (BA): Gain expertise in the historical and cultural richness of the Middle East.

Eashan Kumar, International Studies & Neuroscience

2018 IU Bloomington Commencement Speaker

Pick a language. Any language.

Language fluency is global fluency. At Hamilton Lugar, you can enhance your degree by studying one of 80+ languages—from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), and Japanese to Korean, Russian, and Zulu.

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National leader in languages & global affairs




Train on the world stage

"I’ve had the opportunity to intern with the U.S. Department of State at the US Consulate in Guangzhou, China and studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea at Yonsei University. I also had the opportunity to attend the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women with Professor Shruti Rana as a student delegate. I was also one of the first students to switch my major to International Law and Institutions, a joint degree between HLS and the Maurer School of Law."

Kimber Garland

East Asian Languages & Cultures and International Law & Institutions, class of 2020

Experiment, explore & make each day a new adventure.

We know the importance of getting outside the academic bubble. Indiana University and the Hamilton Lugar School make sure there is no shortage of ways for you to do it. Join some 70% of Hamilton Lugar School students who participate in one of IU's 300+ study abroad programs.

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