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Global Studies Major

Major Overview

38-39 credits + language and study abroad/internship credits

Why global studies?
Global studies focuses on global and cross-cultural issues, trends and relations. The major does so by using numerous academic disciplines’ approaches from both the social sciences and the humanities. In order to enhance cross-cultural skills and global awareness, majors are required to either study abroad for a semester or complete an internationally oriented internship. The Global Studies major prepares students for careers requiring cross-cultural and global awareness, including careers in international organizations, internationally focused government agencies, charities, schools, or businesses through a factual understanding of global issues, trends and relations.

Career Options
Foreign service officers; government executives and legislators; news analysts, reporters, and correspondents; postsecondary teachers; public interest advocates; public interest lawyers

High School Preparation
Comparative Government & Politics; Economics; Geography; Statistics; World History

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

Interested in Political Science or Global Studies?
Learn more at the Political Science/Global Studies Hub

For more information contact:
Social Science Chair & Political Science Program Coordinator
David Lynch, Ph.D.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1430
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1526
dlynch@smumn.edu