In Global Studies we investigate a broad range of cultural, political, religious, economic, and environmental questions that arise when we think of the world as an interconnected whole. This interdisciplinary major will allow you to treat questions that are not limited to one country or region, but to think about your questions from a global perspective. At the same time we look for ways that a global perspectives might change our point of view on local issues of relevance to our community.

The Global Studies major has four tracks, for more information about each track click on a box below:

  • Combining language, culture, history, government, and economics in a powerful way
  • Understanding the history of global trade and cross-cultural exchange
  • Investigating the roles of major world cities from Dakar to Beijing in global development
  • Seeing how global can also be local (and vice-versa) through working with local populations and organizations
  • Studying and engaging the world around you, and your place and impact on the wider global community
  • Economics
  • Government
  • History
  • Languages: Chinese and Japanese; French & Francophone Studies; German, Russian, Spanish

 

Life After Lawrence

Lawrentians can enjoy careers in...

Foreign service, global affairs,  communications, diplomacy, non-profit world services organizations, education, law, government

Recent employers* include...

FBI, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Navy, Peace Corps., U.S. government

* As this is a new major, this list includes employers of internationally-focused government majors. List will grow with graduates.


Lawrentians can go on for advanced degrees in...

Political science, urban planning, law, MBA, environmental science, journalism, social science, medicine

At places* like...

Boston University, Cambridge, Duke, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins, Marquette, Ohio State, Princeton, Tulane

* As this is a new major, this list includes graduate schools of internationally-focused government majors. List will grow with graduates.