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Kate Brewer ‘20

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.


Department of Global Studies
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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.

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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.

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Apply for one of many fellowship and internships opportunities

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Participate in a summer, semester, or full-academic year study abroad or domestic study away experience

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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.




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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are attending school only


are employed and attending school

Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.

Selected Places of Employment/Service

Bain Capital
Barcelona En Comú
Brigham and Women’s
Children’s Aid
Community Friends in Action
Fulbright España
Gamm Theatre
Gemma Law Associates

Massachusetts General Hospital
New York Legal Assistance Group
Ocean State Healthcare
Teach for America
Tufts University
United Healthcare
United Nations Foundation

Selected Graduate Schools

Binghamton University
Brown University School of Public Health
Escuela de Derecho
George Mason University
Johnson and Wales
Mente Argentina
Providence College
St. John’s University
Suffolk University
The London School of Economics
The University of Virginia
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Western New England University


Dr. Nicholas Longo

Chair of Global Studies
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Emily Meehan

Program Coordinator
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