Understanding Global Issues

Become a citizen of the world and gain a profound understanding of global issues. The BA in Global Studies major 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.

Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Students will gain the tools they need to analyze trends in a complex global world by analyzing 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, examining how to reform institutions like the World Bank, United Nations, and International Fund.

Take Courses Like…

As this major is interdisciplinary, requirements include three groups of courses: concentration in economics, history, or politics with cross-listed global studies courses from other two concentrations; four all-concentration required courses approved by department advisor; and business course requirements.

Add Opportunities and Experiences

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 experiences through participation in the award-winning Model United Nations team, as well as internships in museums, historical societies, archives, government agencies, and think tanks.

Choose Your Career

With the BA in Global Studies, students will be prepared for careers at the United Nations, UNICEF, and non-governmental organizations, as well as international journalism and international business.

Where Graduates are Employed

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
  • Political campaigns
  • 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
  • Military service
  • Public service, nonprofit administration, and work with non-governmental organizations

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.