• Overview

    Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on contemporary challenges that by definition cannot be solved solely at the nation-state or market level. Global Studies is about social transformation and justice. Students are encouraged to not only improve existing systems but to gain knowledge and experience to change them. Learn more about the Global Studies program.


    Undergraduate students from any school of the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students who are not pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered in other schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. (Lang students pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts: See Self-Designed Major below.)  


    Requirements for the Global Studies Minor 

    The minor in Global Studies requires completion of the following six (6) courses, distributed as follows:

    • 2 Introductory Core Courses 6
    • 1 Knowledge Base Elective 3-4
    • 3 Global Challenge Electives 9-12

    Total credits: 18-22
    Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken in order to fulfill minor requirements in Culture and Media. 

    Self-Designed Major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts)

    Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect global studies as an academic minor; however, they can pursue a deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this option, contact an academic advisor or read more about the self-designed option at Lang.