Global Studies helps students become informed, open-minded, and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of differences, seeking to understand how their actions affect both local and global communities, and addressing the world’s most pressing and enduring issues collaboratively and equitably. The program offers opportunities for students and faculty to learn and practice global citizenship skills. 

Students with this academic background will be better qualified for entry into professional career tracks related to global studies, including careers in international journalism, government, business, law, diplomacy, education, and non-profit and humanitarian work. Employers in a wide range of fields indicate that the skills learned in our program are highly desirable. For example, a national survey of business and nonprofit leaders by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems reveals that 93% of employers in many different professional areas look for candidates who demonstrate a capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems. More than 9 in 10 of those surveyed say it is important that those they hire demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity; intercultural skills; and the capacity for continued new learning. And 80 percent of employers agree that all college students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.