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Global Studies Program

Are you interested in many different areas of study and find history, politics, economics, culture, and global languages all very appealing? If that is the case, then the Global Studies major may be the right fit for you! From terrorism to climate change to financial crises, the world is a complex system of states, non-governmental organizations, multinational corporations, non-state actors, and of course individuals. More now than ever, analyzing global events and affairs requires student to think and write critically not only in English, but also a foreign language.

Global Studies, which is also commonly referred to as international relations/studies, is an interdisciplinary major, which means that you will receive broad exposure to a multitude of academic disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Moreover, all Global Studies majors are required to complete either a study abroad experience or an internship, which are wonderful opportunities to grow personally and intellectually. In addition, internships and study abroad experiences, according to prospective employers, demonstrate a student has challenged oneself both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Global Studies major prepares students for career paths in three broadly defined areas: Global Business and Economics, Global Politics, and Global Cultures. We seek to prepare students for employment opportunities in: U.S. governmental agencies, international organizations, the non-profit sector, private sector, and think tanks. In addition, the mentoring of students interested in pursuing graduate studies in fields such as: International Development, Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Cultural Studies is a critical component to the major as well.

For more information about the Global Studies major and minor, please contact Dr. Paige Eager at eager@hood.edu or 301-696-3699.