Academic Programs

The B.A. in International & Global Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that draws on approaches from multiple fields like sociology, economics, communications, history, and more. You can choose to major in Global Studies, International Development Studies, or one of these regional areas: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East. You can also choose a minor or certificate to add a global perspective to any degree. Our faculty and professional advisors work with you to customize your degree based on your intellectual and career interests including optional study abroad and internship opportunities.

Majors:

Global Studies (52 credits)  Requirements

A major in Global Studies gives a global perspective to your degree. Students develop an understanding of world cultures, politics, and economics, within the context of globalization, to address global issues of social justice, human rights, development, health and the environment.

 

International Development Studies (52 credits)  Requirements

A major in International Development Studies provides the necessary background to understand the challenges that developing nations face in achieving improved living conditions for their inhabitants. Emphasis is placed on the political economy of global, international, regional and national structures of power that shape the context within which development takes place. Analysis grounded in history, and conscious of environmental impacts and social and economic inequalities, prepares our students for graduate studies in development, and/or a career in international development at non-governmental organizations and state agencies alike.

 

Regional Studies (64 credits + 2 years of a connected foreign language or equivalent)  Requirements

The Regional Studies major provides you with both a global perspective and a comprehensive view of a geographic region of the world. In this major you develop an advisor-approved course of study focusing on one geographic area: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East.

 

Minor:

Add a global dimension to any degree with a minor in International & Global Studies. Requirements

 

Certificate Programs:

Students who have completed, or are completing, the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in any field can earn a certificate. Certificates are currently available in:

 

Online Track

All International & Global Studies degree requirements can be completed online, in person, or in a hybrid format. Click here to read more about our fully online track.