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Global Studies

The Global Studies B.A. is a non-comprehensive, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary degree program utilizing courses in the social sciences, natural sciences, arts, humanities, and professional fields. It is designed for students seeking knowledge and analysis of global issues and a more in-depth understanding of today’s interdependent world.

Global Studies will prepare students to excel in cross-cultural, multilingual environments by providing them with 2nd language skills and knowledge of history, geography, politics, economics, business, culture, the arts, and a broad range of global issues. It is composed of Core Curriculum requirements, program core requirements, language and regional requirements, a required international experience, and electives from across the curriculum. It also offers four options for concentration: Global Governance & Peace; Global Economics & Development; Global Environments; and Global Culture & History.  In addition, students can focus their studies in a regional concentration: Africa and Middle East; Asia; Europe; or Latin America.

For more information, please contact Dr. Aart Holtslag, Director.