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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies (Day)

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Students in this interdisciplinary major combine study in global politics and economics with a range of electives in humanities and sciences. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a second language either by examination or by coursework. Global Studies majors participate in short-term or semester-long study abroad opportunities to gain valuable international experience. Graduates are prepared for careers in public service and private enterprise requiring strong liberal arts skills and global experience, or pursue graduate and professional studies in law, business, international relations, and other fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduating majors in Global Studies major should be able to:

  • Explain current global trends and developments in international relations, economics, ecology, and culture as well as of the historical and contemporary development of these trends;
  • Explain the inter-relationship of economics, politics, and culture in determining global processes;
  • Explain the inter-relationship of global, national, regional, and local economic, political, and cultural processes and events;
  • Demonstrate competency in a foreign language (the ability to read and understand front-page articles in a foreign-language newspaper or to understand a foreign language news broadcast, and the ability to communicate geographic or procedural directions in a foreign language);
  • Gain admission to regional professional schools, graduate programs, or employment by demonstrating the appropriate research, reasoning, and writing skills.


Proficiency in subject knowledge is assessed through class discussion, examinations, research papers and oral reports, group projects, capstone experiences, and internships, proficiency examinations and post-baccalaureate surveys.

Transfer Policy 

300 and 400 level courses in the program core could be transferred to Rivier University with the program director’s approval. The capstone course cannot be transferred. Transfer students must complete at least half of the major courses at Rivier University.

General Education Courses (minimum 42 credits)

Major Requirements (48 credits)

Global Studies Electives (12 credits)

Students must take four global studies related courses.

Modern Language (12 credits)

Four modern language courses beyond the introductory level.

General Electives (30 credits)

Degree Requirements (120 credits)

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