Global Studies 

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Housed in the School of Liberal Arts, Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program intended to prepare students to live, work in, and make sense of an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world.  The program offers a Core Pathway, an Academic Minor, on-campus internships and  customized interdisciplinary advising to create a globally informed academic plan.  The Global Studies Program also organizes the  biannual "From the Field" Lecture series and works closely with the Center for Multicultural Affairs to support all global activities across the curriculum, on campus and in the community.

Students with an interest in international studies, as well as in careers in business, communications, education, global health, environmental science, history and politics are encouraged to consider the minor as a supplement to their major. Courses in the minor focus on the critical study of cultures and systems outside of the United States, as well as on the political, economic, social and cultural interrelationships within the contemporary global system.

In addition to the required academic coursework and experience in world languages and cultures, the program actively encourages students to expand their global interests with a regional specialization in their Core and major courses, and with participation in the Marist International Club, Model UN Club and in community or international organizations. Advanced students have the opportunity to give formal lectures on campus about their global projects or commitments and to link non-classroom international experiences with their chosen field of study.

The Global Studies program also works closely with the Department of Modern Languages to offer customized support for language study, with the Marist Abroad to integrate new destinations, with the Office of Graduate School and Fellowships to prepare post-graduation work in international fields and for Fulbright applications, and with the Center for Multicultural Affairs to engage the community of international students on campus. If you have further questions about the Global Studies minor and its related possibilities, please contact Dr. Claire Keith, Coordinator of the Global Studies program, at ext.2267 or by email at