The world is increasingly globalized, with goods, services, people and ideas traveling across borders more often (and more quickly) than ever before. Temple University College of Liberal Arts’ interdisciplinary Global Studies program features an undergraduate major and minor. The program brings together over a dozen fields of study, focusing on global security, economy and cultures. The major is further complemented by intensive foreign language instruction, unique study abroad experiences and internships to prepare our students for their global careers.

COVID-19 Around the Globe

The Global Studies program has collected short essays on the effects of Covid-19 in countries across the globe. This effort is to leverage our unique advantage of having faculty with such deep knowledge about different regions of the world. Read our current COVID-19 Around the Globe essays!

Academic Offerings

Broaden Your Perspective

Global Studies students learn to see the world as a whole, combining foundational courses with specialized study in global security, economy, or culture.

Experience Temple Abroad

Our students can study and earn internship credit abroad at Temple’s campuses in Rome and Japan, as well as at dozens of other Temple-recognized programs.

Design Your Future

Beyond the classroom, Global Studies students are encouraged to undertake internships, volunteer, be active in student organizations, and plan for a variety of global professions.