Globalization is a multifaceted and highly complex phenomenon whose historical dynamics have increased the speed and consequences of a culturally, politically, linguistically and economically interconnected world. An understanding of globalization demands a strong multidisciplinary approach, integrating perspectives, sources and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, arts, and natural sciences.

Our Globalization Studies major, fully embedded in a liberal arts curriculum, consists of core courses, and a flexible sequence of courses combining a regional and a thematic track. The regional track provides an informed approach to one region of the world; and the thematic track allow students to explore an issue such as economics, public health, education, international relations, environment, human rights, media, conflict, justice, etc., within a global perspective. All majors study abroad, and each collaborates closely with faculty to formulate a research project that will be completed in the GS capstone, addressing a specific and situated global-scale challenge.

Because the two tracks are self-designed, students must complete an application for the major working closely with one of the faculty members of the Globalization Studies Academic Committee (GSAC). Applications for the Globalization Studies major must be submitted no later than fall of the junior year.

As a graduate, you'll be well prepared for graduate study or careers in any government, nonprofits, or the private sector.

Important deadline

You must apply for the major and specify your course selections no later than fall of your junior year.