Global Studies fosters an active academic and social community for undergraduate students. As a first-year, you can apply to our Global Citizenship Program. Many students also enjoy participating in Sigma Iota Rho, the Global Studies honorary.Find out more about GCP and SIR
Experience other cultures, improve your language skills, and study specialized subjects in over 100 Arts & Sciences programs in more than 50 different countries
Global Studies students and scholars combine many approaches to address the nuanced cultural, political, and historical dimensions of critical international issues
About Our Program
In Global Studies, you are encouraged to cross the traditional borders of academic disciplines in order to develop a broader understanding of our world. Within six concentrations, you can take classes in anthropology, economics, history, languages and literatures, political science, among other disciplines to question global processes and explore the rich diversity of other cultures. As a major in the program, you have the opportunity to study abroad, conduct research and achieve proficiency in a modern language. You learn from experts in the both the humanities and social sciences who will help you learn the theory and vocabulary you need to engage in key international issues across different world regions.
Study abroad, offered through the Office of Overseas Programs, is an integral part of the undergraduate experience in this program, which gives you the chance to gain cultural sensitivity, language, and practical skills necessary to participate in our global society. A summer, a semester, or a year abroad can enhance your career and even change your path. In addition, program faculty and staff work to put on conferences and events that allow you to dive into critical conversation and make connections with faculty and professionals in a variety of fields. By joining Sigma Iota Rho, the program's honorary, you can play an important role in planning some of these events and helping to shape our community. If you’d like work with a faculty member on research or develop your own independent project, you can find guidance and support. In Global Studies, we hope to inspire you and equip you with tools that enable you to embark on a lifelong journey of international education.
Hostile Terrain 94 is a participatory exhibition composed of 3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died in the Arizona Desert between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. The exhibit is based on the research of Jason de León, director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit research-art-education-media collective.
We still have 200 toe tags to fill out with information of migrants' whose remains have been found since the exhibit initially began! We need your help to fill them out!Read the story of HT94 in St. Louis