Global Studies in Human Sciences

For Global Studies in Human Sciences students, the world is their classroom. Global Studies focuses on topics such as hunger and food insecurity, community development and entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, maternal and child health, education, global markets, humanitarian aid and social policy. Key to gaining real-world experience with these and other issues, and fully understanding the diverse nature of other cultures, a minimum of one study abroad experience and a semester-long internship is required for every student enrolled in the program. In addition to the valuable lessons learned abroad and in the internship, the Global Studies curriculum teaches students to use design-thinking methodologies to develop solutions to global issues. Through this course of study, students learn the realities of globalization and how local and global issues are interconnected and develop a refined skill set that will equip them to work collaboratively with communities and organizations to improve quality of life around the world.

Global Studies graduates are prepared to step into roles in large national and multinational companies, philanthropic foundations, global and local nonprofits, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations or pursue graduate study in fields ranging from law to public health and social entrepreneurship among others. The Global Studies interdisciplinary degree, coupled with the required minor, study abroad and internship, actively prepares students to become global citizens and empowers them to pursue their passions.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3HDFS 2000 Marriage and Family in a Global Context3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Political Philosophy, 1060 Philosophy East and West, 1070 Art, Value, and Society, 1080 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion, or 1090 Philosophy of Race and Gender3NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health3
SUST 2000 Introduction to Sustainability3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
History Core3Core History* or Core Social Science**3
GSHS 2000 Global Studies Human Sciences3MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry or 1120 Pre-Calculus Algebra3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Science Sequence14Core Science Sequence14
Literature Core3Core Literature* or Core Humanities3
Fine Arts Core3GEOG 1010 Global Geography3
HUSC 2000 Hunger: Causes, Consequences, and Responses3Minor Course(s)3
CADS 2000 Global Consumer Culture3ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3
 16 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Foreign Language l4Foreign Language ll4
CADS 2700 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations3GSHS 3000 Global Studies in Human Sciences Lecture Series1
Minor Course(s)6Minor Courses(s)3
HDFS 4680 Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective3COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
 ECON 4300 International Economics, POLI 3090 Introduction to International Relations, or 3120 Introduction to Comparative Politics**3
 GSHS 3010 Professional Development in Global Studies2
 16 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
GSHS 4920 Global Studies Internship212GSHS 5000 Global Studies in Human Sciences Capstone3
 HOSP 4570 Global Hospitality3
 Minor Course(s)6
 Free Electives2
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed30
 12 14
Total Hours: 120

For the required minor in Global Studies in Human Sciences, students may choose from the following minors: Business minor, Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies minor, Hunger Studies minor, International Minor in Human Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies minor, Sustainability minor, Public Health minor, Global Cultures minor, Africana Studies Minor or Asian Studies Minor