Engage in the pressing questions that connect our world today, and prepare to thrive in a global economy by exploring complex historical and contemporary relationships and processes.
A global studies major prepares you for a variety of professional fields and provides a solid foundation for continuing education in rigorous graduate programs or professional schools. The program is an excellent choice for students thinking about careers where intercultural competency and problem solving are valued.
Tailor Your Degree
Enjoy flexibility to choose which global issues you study while meeting the major requirements.
Travel the World
Take advantage of many opportunities to combine the global studies major with study abroad programs.
Work That Matters
Focus on global topics of great importance like peace and conflict, sustainable development, global health and culture.
Learn one or more foreign languages to prepare for meaningful work in locations around the world.
What You’ll Study
Engage in interdisciplinary scholarship around the university. Focus on a theme: global health; global peace, conflict and human rights; global sustainability and development; or global cultures. Choose a world region for intensive study: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa or Russia and Eurasia. Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Foreign Language Skills
Communicating effectively to understand different cultures and foster global connections
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Economic Development Officer
- Environmental Policy Analyst
- Foreign Correspondent
- Global Trade Consultant
- Human Rights Advocate
- International Lawyer
- International Business
- Non-profit Organizations
- Public Health