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About the Program

As a global studies student, you will focus on a specific world region or diaspora where you will explore its culture, history, languages, literature, politics and religion. You will consider the ways in which global forces are realized in and through local contexts and explore interconnections between global regions. Choosing to major in global studies involves constructing an interdisciplinary sequence of courses in partnership with an advisor.

The Global Scholars Program


What Makes Us Different

  • # 1
    Participation in Study Abroad Among all U.S. Public Universities
    Institute of International Education
  • # 6
    Best College Library
    The Princeton Review 2024
  • # 1
    Best College for Global Studies in Virginia

Applied Learning



Global studies alumni have pursued graduate study and taken jobs at institutions throughout the world. Their studies have led to careers in law, business, education, medicine, nonprofit organizations and diplomacy. One student won a Fulbright Grant to explore the intersection of linguistic and national identities in Andorra. Many are in leading think tanks and social justice organizations or government agencies in Washington, D.C.

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*Courses listed are examples. Course availability changes each semester.