Global StudiesBachelor of Arts

It wasn't until the late 20th century — and the explosion of information and communication technology that rocked the world — that globalization started to define how the world functions. Our program in global studies will immerse you in all the cultural, economic, and political implications of globalization and prepare you in this brave new world.

See the big picture with an interdisciplinary approach

Globalization impacts almost every field of study - particularly business, culture, and communication. With our interdisciplinary program, you’ll view the world from all of these vantage points and see the complex network of connections between nations and people. By the time you’re a senior, you’ll be able to work on a specific case study. The Kyoto Treaty is one case study in which students examine political, economic, and environmental ramifications.

You may also choose to double-major. Pair your global studies major with one in another academic discipline - business management, legal studies, or political science, for example.

Become a "global thinker"

By the time you graduate, you’ll be a true "global thinker” — one who can parlay your interdisciplinary education into a career in government agencies, multinational companies, financial institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Pick your geographical region

During your junior and seniors years, you'll focus on a particular geographical region of the world by completing several upper-level courses. Currently, we offer: Eastern Europe and Russian, Western Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Arabic-speaking world.

Become fluent in another language

As a student of the world — and one who has zeroed in on a particular region — you should be proficient in at least one other language. We offer six: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

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Industry Marketing Coordinator

21% Growth 2017-2027


International Center Director

11% Growth 2017-2027


Public Relations Manager

11% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Issues in Global History and Cultures

    Investigate key commonalities in the human experience over the past half-millennium that have contributed to the interconnectedness of the world’s economic, political, and resource-management systems. Understanding the shared experiences examined will help in comprehending the processes of globalization that have grown in intensity in the second half of the twentieth century and in the early twenty-first century.

  • International Relations

    Forces and structures operating in the modern nation-state system, the foreign policy process, decision-making process, the impact of decolonization on traditional interstate behavior, economic and political developments since World War II.

  • Global Studies Research Seminar

    Capstone course in which students use the tools of their discipline to examine a selected problem.

  • Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Global Studies

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Global Studies, B.A.

    Global Studies Minor

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From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

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