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What is Global and International Studies?

Global and International Studies (GLIS) is devoted to understanding human cultures and societies as bounded by “One World”. The GLIS program emphasizes developing a global perspective through scholarly study, research, international communication, and experience abroad. The GLIS program brings together expertise from the Humanities and Social Sciences for an interdisciplinary approach to the global problems facing us.

Why Study Global & International Studies?

You might like this program if:

  • you are concerned about global problems that face everyone and cannot be explained by a single discipline or approach; and/or
  • you think laws, economics, social statistics, history, and culture are important in solving problems like war, starvation, mass migration, and climate change.

Potential Careers

A Global and International Studies major offers excellent preparation for the following careers.

  • Government
  • Education
  • Diplomatic service
  • Intelligence analysis
  • International business and finance
  • Non-government organizations
  • Non-profit organizations

Bios of our recent alumni explaining how GLIS fit into their career paths

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Graduates are also prepared for competitive graduate programs in a variety of fields.

  • Global Studies
  • Law School
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Area Studies
  • International development
  • Global education
  • Administration
  • Public policy
  • Humanities and social sciences