Department of Global Studies

Department of Global Studies

In the Department of Global Studies, you’ll explore the true meaning of global, the overlapping of economic, historical, cultural, geographical, and political factors influencing global processes. Study a diverse range of topics, like women in Africa and the Middle East; migration and diasporas; politics of multiculturalism; and international trade and finance.


We offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in global studies in one of eight concentrations: anthropology; gender and women’s studies; global business administration; global economics; intercultural studies; international development; international higher education administration; and modern European culture. In addition to a range of electives in the department, you’ll also achieve proficiency in a world language and participate in a study abroad program, two requirements for this major.


The faculty in the Department of Global Studies is comprised of accomplished experts and scholars who match their passion for global studies with a dedication to teaching and mentoring. Most faculty who teach in this department also teach in one of our other distinguished departments, bringing a truly integrative and collaborative approach to our education.


You’ll find our global studies alumnae achieving great things all over the country, and as part of the Saint Mary’s sisterhood, they serve as valuable professional connections. The program graduated its first majors in 2014, and they’ve gone on to: graduate school; account executive at Yelp; financial services; a not-for-profit serving homeless individuals and Catholic schools. One graduate received an Orr Fellowship, a highly competitive and prestigious program in Indiana. Another works in development and fundraising at the University of Notre Dame. With a degree in global studies, you’ll be well prepared for graduate school, as well as a diverse range of careers.