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Global Studies at Providence College
Global Studies is rooted in the idea that a better, more just world is possible. Our courses focus on connecting interdisciplinary, active learning in the classroom with real-world, global engagement. Global Studies is about unleashing the potential of students to make a positive difference—on campus and beyond.
Global Studies is an award-winning department that offers a major and minor, with innovative courses taught by dedicated full-time faculty, trained in areas across the humanities and social sciences. The study of globalization takes on new meaning given the interconnectedness of the world, along with the growing number of social, political, economic, and cultural challenges.
As a result, we need for new ways of thinking, acting, and educating. Global Studies aims to prepare critically engaged and responsible change makers by offering global perspectives on the most pressing issues facing our world. Students are given theoretical and applied frameworks to understand the pillars of a globalized planet, and the tools for reciprocal, collaborative action in an interdependent world.
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
The bachelor of arts in global studies degree program draws on concepts from disciplines across the humanities, political science, and economics. Students learn how societies around the world are converging while challenging geographic and political frontiers and developing an appreciation for the common good. The program emphasizes collaborative learning, participatory research, community engagement, activism, and cross-cultural competency in order to effectively understand globalization and influence its effects upon communities, environmental sustainability, and the dignity of all living things.
Global Studies at Providence College offers an interdisciplinary exploration of globalization and its effects upon communities, environmental sustainability, and the dignity of all living things. By emphasizing collaborative learning, participatory research, community engagement, activism, and cross-cultural competency, the major cultivates global citizens who think intentionally and are equipped to respond to the challenges of a diverse, complex, and globalized world.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Apply for one of many fellowship and internships opportunities
Participate in a summer, semester, or full-academic year study abroad or domestic study away experience
Take advantage of our distinctive Global Service-Learning Program offered through PC’s Feinstein Institute for Public Service
Our faculty come from many different disciplines but share a commitment to engaged student learning, with academic expertise in subjects such as comparative race, youth civic engagement, global citizenship, economic and social inequality in India, and more.
IN THE NEWS
Recent graduates have found success in diverse fields such as environmental agencies and law; ESL and international education; international business; international trade, finance, banking, and consulting; human rights; and local health departments.
of 2018-2022 global studies graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school
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Selected Places of Employment/Service
Barcelona En Comú
Brigham and Women’s
Community Friends in Action
Gemma Law Associates
Massachusetts General Hospital
New York Legal Assistance Group
Ocean State Healthcare
Teach for America
United Nations Foundation
Selected Graduate Schools
Brown University School of Public Health
Escuela de Derecho
George Mason University
Johnson and Wales
St. John’s University
The London School of Economics
The University of Virginia
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Western New England University