The global studies program examines the way that politics, economics, culture, and social forces have come to transect, and sometimes blur, borders among nations and communities.
In our increasingly interconnected, global society, companies across all industries are looking for employees who have the critical and analytical problem-solving skills to address issues with a global perspective, a cross-cultural understanding, and an appreciation for diverse viewpoints. As a global studies major, you will critically evaluate the broad historical trends that have shaped our increasingly globalized social, economic, and political systems.
Whether you are interested in global governance, environmental sustainability, public health, or the study of particular world regions, this major will provide you with the flexibility to explore the issues that interest and motivate you the most as you prepare to make a difference in this world.
Globalization is increasingly impacting the politics, economics, and culture of nations worldwide. As a global studies major, you'll learn the history and problem-solving skills needed to address issues with a global perspective, cross-cultural understanding, and an appreciation for diversity.
The Bachelor of Science in Global Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that draws from coursework in the social sciences, humanities, and related fields. Global studies students examine the political, economic, cultural, and social forces that transect and sometimes blur the borders among nations and communities. The major provides students with the opportunity to understand and critically evaluate the broad trends that shape our increasingly globalized world and to focus on the issues that most interest and motivate them. The flexibility of the degree allows students to discover and pursue their own interests in areas such as global governance, environmental sustainability, public health, human migration, and the challenges facing particular regions of the world.
The B.S. in Global Studies provides students with a diverse toolkit containing the knowledge, concepts, and skills they will need to understand and meet the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world. Students are trained in several of the quantitative and qualitative methods of research and analysis valued by employers in a vast array of organizations, institutions, and businesses involved in global affairs. These may include geographic information systems, program evaluation and policy analysis, and intercultural communication. Global studies can also prepare students for pursuing advanced degrees in a variety of academic and professional fields.
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