Global Studies

The global studies program is an interdisciplinary major that offers capable and motivated students a unique academic program tailored to their creative and career interests.

We recognize that the issues and problems confronting our society and world are not defined by disciplinary boundaries or by national borders, and that understanding comes through the integration of knowledge. To gain this understanding, students in the global studies program draw on the expertise of faculty in a number of carefully selected disciplinary areas.

Our program begins with an introduction to the methodology of interdisciplinary study and concludes with a directed research project or thesis. Faculty help students develop a coherent and balanced major that takes advantage of the breadth of knowledge across traditional disciplines while still focusing on a specific topic, whether historical, regional, thematic or problem-focused.