Global Studies

Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Think beyond the borders.

World affairs are no longer primarily defined by national boundaries, but by the global integration of resources, ideas, and communities.

The Global Studies program will challenge you to examine the ideas and processes that shape the cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions of our global society.

The Curriculum

The Global Studies program offers courses that examine the actors (individuals, countries, non-governmental organizations), ideas, and processes that shape the cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions of global society. The coursework for this program emphasizes three themes: Global Culture and Identity; Global Governance and Civil Society; and Global Economy, Development, and Resources.

The Professors

  • Michael Brint

    Uyeno-Tseng Professor of International Studies, Professor of Political Science, Faculty Director CLU-Oxford Study Abroad

  • Rahuldeep Gill

    Assistant Professor of Religion

  • Grady Hanrahan

    Professor and Associate Provost of Experiential Learning, Research, and Faculty Development

  • Haco Hoang

    Professor of Political Science

  • Akiko Yasuike

    Associate Professor of Sociology

Your Future

Thematic courses are used to illustrate how similar issues are understood across different communities in global society. The program offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes an enhanced appreciation for global diversity (non-Western cultures/societies) and experiential learning.


  • Center for Teaching Language in China
  • Score Educational Centers
  • Tommaso Barletta
  • Wells Fargo Financial
  • Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
  • City of Los Angeles

Career Paths

  • Teacher
  • Marketing and PR Director
  • Special Programs Coordinator
of our students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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