Global Studies Program


Accelerated Masters optionIncludes accelerated master's option


General Information

Administration of the program

The program is administered by the College of Arts and Letters.

Program advisors

Dr. Madeleine Hooper, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters; Dr. Stephen C. Berkwitz, Department of Religious Studies; and Dr. Victor Matthews, Dean, College of Humanities and Public Affairs.

Global Studies can broadly be defined as the study of global issues (i.e., population growth, poverty, diseases, environmental degradation, conflicts) and trends such as globalization and interdependence in their economic, political cultural and social dimensions, area studies, and the acquisition of foreign languages skills. As such, students pursuing a major in Global Studies and, for example, a minor in Area Studies, will become familiar with these issues, trends, and areas, and strive to acquire a high level of proficiency in a foreign language. More broadly, it means understanding the increasingly global nature of every aspect of life and how this affects the local environment in the United States as well as in other countries.