Major in Global Studies (B.A.)

Students who major in global studies study abroad for at least one semester and should demonstrate intermediate proficiency in a foreign language. To earn the bachelor’s degree, students take a minimum of 13 courses (37 credits).

Required courses:

  • Introduction to Global Studies
  • Macroeconomics
  • Modern Global History
  • Comparative Politics
  • Environmental Justice
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Anthropology: Interpreting Cultural Differences
  • Global Studies Capstone I and II

In addition to the foundational courses, students take at least four courses in one of four concentrations: sociocultural identities, international development, a geographic regional focus or one of the five Mercy critical concerns (immigration, the environment, non-violence, women and anti-racism). Concentrations should be chosen by the end of the sophomore year and before selection of a study abroad program.