Academic Mission

The mission of the program is to provide:

  • A cross-disciplinary program of undergraduate study designed to offer students a background in global studies. The term “global” means a phenomenon or force that is worldwide in scope. We use the term to include both global systems and the diversity of cultures therein.
  • A focus on diversified study within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences aimed at expanding cross-cultural and global knowledge, buttressed by foreign languages, general education courses, and study abroad. 
  • A spotlight on global knowledge that is useful for developing information and skills needed to succeed in a competitive job market.