Global and International Studies



Pursue an undergraduate degree in Global and International Studies.

Global and International Studies is devoted to understanding human cultures and societies as bounded by “One World”.  This major emphasizes developing a global perspective through scholarly study, research, international communication and experience abroad.

The Global and International Studies major combines expertise from various humanities and social science disciplines to uncover methods for understanding the dynamic issues humans face around the world.  Global and International Studies majors will find opportunity in government, education, diplomatic service, international business, and not-for-profit initiatives along with further education in global studies and related disciplines.  Graduates will also have preparation for competitive graduate programs in fields as diverse as journalism, translation, international business, international law, international development, global education, administration, public policy, and broader humanities and social sciences fields.

Funding for GLIS Majors Studying Abroad

As students in the College of the Liberal Arts, GLIS majors will receive enrichment awards for taking part in a semester-long, year-long, or summer study abroad experience. They may also receive support for eligible embedded programs or other global experiences offered either through the College of the Liberal Arts or outside of the College. The award amount will vary depending on variables, such as Paterno Fellow status, financial need, program/experience, and previous funding received. Generally, awards range from $100 to $2500. Students may apply for enrichment funds multiple times. All applications should be submitted through the enrichment funds application system at