The global studies major draws from all of the university’s four undergraduate colleges to provide a well-rounded, interdisciplinary program. Students are able to choose several options to customize the program to meet their future goals. Students choose from six thematic areas (peace, conflict and human rights; international economics and development; global resources and environment; international communication and media; global studies in gender; and global health) and five options for geographic areas (Africa/Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Russia/Eastern Europe and Western Europe). Global studies majors are also required to be competent in a foreign language and are strongly encouraged to study abroad during their time at UNI.
Global studies is a versatile program that can lead to a wide range of careers and advanced study.
The global studies major does include a foreign language requirement, so it is advisable to complete at least some foreign language classes prior to enrolling at UNI, whether in high school, community college or college.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM