Global Studies in Human Sciences

The Global Studies in Human Sciences curriculum is designed to educate students on relevant global issues, the realities of globalization and how local and global issues are interconnected. Through required course work in the major and minor field, students will gain first-hand experience and be prepared for professional careers in the global studies field as it relates to human sciences.

The Global Studies in Human Sciences major draws on content relevant to human sciences (e.g., hunger and food insecurity, microlending and entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, maternal and child health, education of women and girls, global markets, goods and services, humanitarian aid and social policy) across the disciplines in the three departments in the College.

CADS 2000 Global Consumer Culture3HDFS 2000 Marriage and Family in a Global Context3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health3
Core Humanities**3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
SUST 2000 Introduction to Sustainability3Core History* or Core Social Science**3
History Core3MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
 15 15
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
GSHS 2000 Global Studies Human Sciences3ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3
 16 16
Foreign Language l4Foreign Language ll4
CADS 2700 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations3GSHS 3000 Global Studies in Human Sciences Lecture Series1
HOSP 5570 Global Hospitality3Minor Courses(s)3
Minor Course(s)6COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
 ECON 4300 International Economics***3
 16 14
GSHS 4920 Global Studies Internship212GSHS 5000 Global Studies in Human Sciences Capstone3
 Minor Course(s)6
 Free Electives4
 HDFS 4680 Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective3
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation30
 12 16
Total Hours: 120

Due to capacity issues, students might not be able to enroll in foreign language sequence during the academic year and might be required to take these courses at Auburn during the summer or at another approved institution


Must have a History sequence and at least one Literature course OR a Literature sequence and at least one History course.


Social Science options: ANTH 1000, GEOG 1010, POLI 1050, POLI 1090, PYSC 2010, SOCY 1000, UNIV 2720.


May take POLI 3100 which is only offered in the summer terms and requires a prerequisite of POLI 1090. ECON 4300 requires a pre-requisite of ECON 2030.


Must choose from: CHEM 1010/CHEM 1011 AND CHEM 1020/CHEM 1021 OR BIOL 1000 AND BIOL 1010 OR PHYS 1500 AND PHYS 1510.


Internship placement must have global/international focus. Internship may be completed in the summer semester.


Seniors must register for UNIV 4AA0-HS1 the term they plan to graduate (non-credit class for clearing graduation).

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, or Global Cultures minor. 

Study Abroad Requirement: All students graduating with a GSHS degree are required to complete at least one credit bearing study abroad experience as a part of their degree program. Students can opt to take their study abroad experience in the form of the required internship, minor, or elective credit.