The interdisciplinary character of the major and minor in International Studies requires that students carefully coordinate their course of study across many academic departments. Early planning is essential to a successful program, as schedules can conflict and not all courses are offered in every year.

Students Majoring in International Studies will be assigned an advisor with expertise in their area of concentration (economics, political science, or humanities). Students minoring in International Studies may consult with the Program Advisor, Ms. Patricia McLaughlin, or with the Director and Associate Director of the Program, Professor Robert Murphy and Professor Hiroshi Nakazato, respectively.

Additional, faculty from many disciplines are associated with the International Studies Program and are a good source of advice for students.

Prof. Erik Owens

Director, International Studies Program,  
Associate Professor of the Practice in Theology and International Studies
Boston College
24 Quincy Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Prof. Hiroshi Nakazato

Associate Director of International Studies Program
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Carney Hall 247

Ms. Patricia McLaughlin

Assistant Director, Interdisciplinary Programs
Gasson Hall 104

Walk-In Office Hours for Ms. McLaughlin

  • Monday: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 2:00–3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00–11:30 a.m.  
  • Wednesday: 2:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2:00–3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: by appointment only. Please email Ms. McLaughlin

Mr. Matthew Clemente

Graduate Assistant
Gasson Hall 104

Mr. Edward DeLaquil

Graduate Assistant
Gasson 104

Peer Advising


Peer Advising information will be updated in early Fall 2018.