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  • Global Studies

    A new interdisciplinary program where students develop a sophisticated understanding
    of the world around them.

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    Global Studies Major
    Political Science Department
    1115 Polett Walk
    4th Floor Gladfelter Hall
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

  • global-studies
    Students gain advanced knowledge about international cultures and perspectives as well as essential skills like critical thinking and effective communication that are prized by every professional industry.

    Foreign language proficiency and study abroad experience will also make Global Studies graduates attractive job candidates in a variety of industries, including business, civil service, government, education, law, medicine and health.

    The Global Studies curriculum includes courses from a number of liberal arts disciplines, all focused on how societies interact with one another in a variety of contexts.

    A bachelor’s degree in Global Studies prepares students to:

    • Understand complex global problems using tools from multiple disciplines, including economic analysis, social science and historical methods.
    • Communicate ideas about global issues effectively, through written work, oral expression and digital communication tools.
    • Look beyond local and national boundaries to see themselves as part of a global network, the sustainability of which requires ethical and moral forthrightness.
    • Experience other cultures, by studying a world language and participating in a regional enrichment experience such as study abroad.
    • Thrive professionally in a variety of careers in an increasingly global marketplace.


    Students participate in four rigorous introductory courses and complete one of three specialization tracks. Students may choose from Global Security, Global Economy and Global Cultures. Learn more.


    Students with a degree in Global Studies thrive in a variety of industries, including local and national government, advocacy, policy development, the business sector and diplomacy.