Global Engagement


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Global Studies Degrees

Global Studies Academic Programs

The Global Studies program is designed to provide students with a thorough foundation for effective engagement in intercultural careers and service. Comprehensive theory and practical engagement prepare graduates to thrive socially and spiritually, build meaningful relationships, and establish healthy careers in other cultures while developing an understanding of the dynamics that are associated with living and working abroad.

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Degree Programs

  • Major in Global Studies (B.S.) required minor or double major
  • Minor in Global Studies
  • Double major in Global Studies along with a second degree
  • Select a major that includes a global studies cognate–Aviation, Business Management Information Systems, or Religious Studies. Nursing and TESL coming soon!

Core courses:

  • Introduction to Global Studies
  • Intercultural Communication and Engagement
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Career Preparation for Global Workers

Some additional courses:

  • World Religions, Roman Catholicism, Animism and Islam
  • Engaging Oral Cultures
  • Global Studies Field Experience
  • Living Abroad
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Barefoot Language Learning

*Please visit the Registrar for information on Degree Completion Plans, Course Catalogs and other academic resources.

Unique opportunities

  • Internship: Students majoring in Global Studies experience a taste of international life when they complete a required semester-long cultural immersion internship through Global Internships that includes guided coursework, ethnographic research and a barefoot language learning component.
  • Required Double Major or Minor: Enables students to further personalize their education and broaden their knowledge base and skill set in order to better prepare them for life in any cultural context.
  • Jungle Camp: An optional, practical experience of learning intercultural concepts, survival skills and cultural adjustments through simulated jungle or tribal contexts.
  • The Center for Global Engagement also provides access to leading international organizations through University established partnerships and sponsored events. Opportunities for relationship building and personalized advising with cross-cultural workers from a broad range of career fields, and hands-on experience through short-term teams are also available. 

For more information please visit the following: Global Teams, Global Next Steps Retreat, and Global Focus Week.

Career Opportunities:

  • Long-Term or Short-Term overseas service
  • Global Service Agency Personnel
  • Global Service Mobilizer
  • Global Outreach Pastor/Director
  • Short-Term Overseas Trip Coordinator
  • Post-Graduate Studies in Global Service or related field
  • Refugee resettlement, Immigrant or International Student Program positions