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.


With a degree in global studies, you'll be well prepared for graduate school as well as a diverse range of careers. In 2014 the first student to earn a degree in this major graduated. Since then, alumnae of this program have gone on to graduate programs or started careers such as these: account executive at Yelp;  a position in financial services; a position working in a not-for-profit serving homeless individuals and Catholic schools; service year abroad working in an orphanage in South Africa, teaching English in America Samoa and China. One graduate received an Orr Fellowship, a highly competitive and prestigious program in Indiana. Another started her career working in development fund raising.