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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Global Studies

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program providing students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the world, study major global issues, and contribute to global solutions from diverse disciplinary perspectives. Students will obtain a deep understanding of the impact of globalization, through the study of global histories, world religions, international political systems, and global economics. Global Studies teaches students how to think critically about complicated realities, explores their responsibility as global citizen, and prepares them to become leaders in their chosen career field and their communities. 

Degree Options in Global Studies

Bachelor of Arts Degree: 36 Credits

GLS 101Global Perspectives
GLS 102Global Encounters
GLS 200Global Ethics
GLS 201Global Economics
GLS 460Global Engagements
12 CreditsWorld Languages
12 CreditsGLS Specialization

Minor: 18 Credits

GLS 101 Global Perspectives

Select one:

3 Credits GLS 200 Global Ethics
GLS 201 Global Economics
GLS 460 Global Engagements
3 Credits World Language
6 Credits GLS Electives

Global Studies Specialization Areas

  • Diplomacy, Policy & Law
  • Commerce, Technology & Economic Systems
  • Health, Sustainability & the Environment
  • Service, Justice & Human Rights
  • Arts, Media & Cultures
  • Languages, Linguistics, & Translation

Richard G. Lugar Global Studies Fellowship

  • Scholarship!!!
    • St. Christopher’s Scholar
      • Full Tuition Competitive Scholarship
    • Lugar Fellowship
      • $2000 per year and GLS 102 – Global Journeys Study Abroad Fees
  • Requirements:
    • First-Time, Full-Time Marian Student OR Transfer Student
    • Declared Global Studies Major OR Minor
    • Hold a minimum high school/transfer GPA of 3.25
    • Possess strong potential for leadership and academic success.
    • Have an interest in global issues, foreign language study, and study abroad.
    • Commit to an educational experience framed within the context of Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

Want to Know More?

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264

For Program Specifics

Adrianna L. Ernstberger, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
Assistant Professor of History
Director of Global Studies
(317) 955-6522 
Marian Hall, Room 307A


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