Major in Global Studies (B.A.)

Students who major in global studies participate in at least one semester of a study abroad or other international experience, selected with guidance from the Office of International Programs and program faculty. They must also be able to read, write and speak at an intermediate level of proficiency in a language other than English.

To earn the bachelor’s degree, students take a minimum of 14 courses (42 credits).

Required courses:

  • CEG222: Research Methods
  • CEG390: Current Issues
  • CEG450: Capstone
  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ENV334: Environmental Justice
  • GLO100: Introduction to Global Studies
  • POL330: Global Development
  • One of the following: BIO140: Humans and Their Environment, SOA110: The Sociological Imagination or SOA130: Anthropology: Interpreting Cultural Differences
  • Two of the following: ENG205: Contemporary Global Literature, HIS265: Modern Global History or POL240: Comparative Politics

In addition, students take at least four courses to form a concentration related to one of the five critical concerns of mercy (immigration, the environment, violence, racism and gendered injustice) or some other aspect of socioeconomic inequality. Concentrations should be designed by the end of sophomore year and before the semester of study abroad.