Why Global Studies


The Global Studies major accepts both Freshmen and transfer students. Come join us if you're ready for an exciting and challenging individualized major with unlimited possibilities.


The interdisciplinary program in global studies is ideal for motivated, independent learners who want to succeed in a global workplace. We’ll help you develop critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and communication skills. Employers see these as crucial to career readiness. By learning languages and studying abroad, you’ll enter the job market with unparalleled cultural competencies and professional work ethic.

How does global studies stand out?

Our students choose from a variety of intellectually stimulating classes across  the campus. Our academic advisors focus on your professional goals find ways to prepare you, both in and beyond the classroom. We offer small classes, which provide personal attention from instructors. We recommend undergraduate research and scholarship opportunities – as a result, you’ll stand out among your peers.

What opportunities await you?

As a global studies major, you will engage in hands-on learning by conducting research with world-class faculty, writing your own undergraduate thesis, or interning. Our majors often earn Foreign Languages & Area Study Scholarships, Boren Scholarships, and Fulbright Scholarships.

Director's Welcome

  • Student Spotlight: Mathew R.

    Studying abroad has been my most valuable experience as an undergraduate because it has helped me to grow as a person, become more confident, a better leader and gave me more passion to work internationally with communities to combat human trafficking in the future. – Mathew R.