The BA in Global Studies prepares students for global citizenship by requiring them to take courses in history, economics, and political science as well as courses in Pace’s Lubin School of Business. This interdisciplinary approach gives students the tools they need to analyze trends in a complex global world. They also will analyze moral dilemmas, such as why wealthy countries should or should not provide monetary assistance to help the world’s poor. Students bring empirical questions and questions of justice together in asking how to reform institutions like the World Bank, United Nations, and International Fund. With this degree, students will be prepared for careers in the United Nations, UNICEF, international journalism, non-governmental organizations, and international business.
Students can expect engrossing debates in a friendly atmosphere and lively lectures by knowledgeable faculty who will challenge students to think critically, and grow academically and professionally, in order to meet the career opportunities of the 21st century.
The faculty of the department includes nationally and internationally recognized scholars, who are also engaging teachers, whether in the classroom or online. Their scholarship is evidenced by their numerous books, monographs, and articles published in journals, newspapers, and periodicals intended for general audiences. The department’s faculty members also present their research at international, national and regional conferences.
Students who choose to major or minor in any of the department’s academic disciplines have an opportunity to gain practical, resume-building experience through participation in the award-winning Model United Nations team, as well as internships in museums, historical societies, archives, government agencies, and think tanks.
Some recent student internship experiences have included:
The United Nations
The International Refugee Rights Initiative
The www.howgreenismytown.org project
The Washington Center for Academic Internships and Seminars
American Civil Liberties Union
New York Immigration Coalition
International Center for Transitional Justice
Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in fields including, but not limited to:
Federal, state, and local governments
Advanced education in government and public administration
Public and private interest groups
Foundations and intellectual or benevolent institutions
Careers in business, especially with corporations that do business internationally
Law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice organizations
Public service, nonprofit administration and work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
In addition, many of our graduates have gone on to graduate or law school, careers in higher education, education, nonprofit organizations, law, government agencies, multi-national corporations and financial institutions.