Understanding our interconnected world

This interdisciplinary program allows students to foster a greater understanding of the challenges that we face as citizens of a complex, globalized and interconnected world.

The Wilson College global experience

When compared to other more traditional programs offered at institutions throughout the region, the global studies program at Wilson College is distinct. Unlike many programs that only focus on international relations, our program delves into the study of the complex forms of globalization that move outside the borders of nation-state actors. 

The coursework in the global studies major encompasses multiple facets of global cultures. In addition, students explore diverse service-learning opportunities, fieldwork, internships and study abroad experiences.

Students gain proficiency in a world language other than English and graduate with strong public speaking and writing skills.

Mission statement

Global Studies is a cross-disciplinary program that seeks to foster understanding of the challenges that we face as citizens of an interconnected world. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and perspectives necessary to develop cultural literacy and to comprehend complex global events and processes of globalization, as well as an ability to respond to them effectively.

Why major in global studies?

  • Become a culturally aware and globally engaged world citizen.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary learning across such disciplines as sociology, political science, history and foreign language.
  • Achieve depth of knowledge within a chosen area of specialization such as the study of world cultures, the Hispanic world, or the francophone world.
  • Partake in study abroad opportunities across the globe.
  • Participate in immersion experience opportunities in the United States.
  • Develop intercultural competencies essential for thriving within a multicultural workforce.
  • Demonstrate to future employers or graduate schools that you are prepared for today’s global community. 

Job prospects for global studies graduates

Understanding processes of national and global change is both empowering and humbling, and having the skills to navigate these changes is crucial to work in the global economy. Global studies majors are exceptionally poised to enter the workforce in a vast array of fields, including:

  • Foreign affairs analysis
  • Foreign service and diplomacy
  • Global education
  • Global sales
  • Government service with an international focus
  • Homeland security
  • Human resources
  • Human services provision
  • Humanitarian relief
  • Immigration
  • International banking
  • International business
  • International communications
  • International development
  • International education
  • International human rights
  • International intelligence analysis
  • International law
  • International student support services
  • Interpreting and translating
  • Public administration
  • Study abroad programming
  • Travel and tourism

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