Global Studies

A balanced core of courses in the humanities and social sciences. Coursework across multiple academic departments emphasizes critical thinking and provides several disciplinary frameworks for understanding global issues.

About Global Studies

Students are trained to analyze the specificities of local conditions as well as broader macro processes. The program also fosters the development of skills that are highly prized in the global workforce, such as cross-cultural sensitivity, analysis of historical context, ability to work in multiple languages, and rich comparative skills. Service learning, study abroad, and internships open paths to careers in government, international organizations, law, business, education, and planning.

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Design Your Own Experience

The Global Studies degree allows students to fashion your own distinctive global learning experience from these four options:

Option 1: World Language
Global Studies students will acquire a minimum of an intermediate level of language proficiency in a second language.

Option 2: Area of Emphasis
Choose your area of emphasis from the following: world economics, world cultures, sustainable futures or international relations.

Option 3: Regional Focus
Choose your regional focus from the following: Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, or North America.

Option 4: Experiential Learning
Study abroad and/or local service learning experience is a vital part of the Global Studies program.

World Language

Area of Emphasis

Regional Focus

Experiential Learning