Where am I?
Global Studies Major
Seven continents. Five oceans. Nearly 7 billion people. Our world is huge — or is it? The gap that once existed between countries, cultures and communities has diminished because of instantaneous communication tools, wireless technologies and rapid transportation — all creating opportunities for growth on a global scale. Today, business takes place simultaneously in Toronto and Taiwan, and friendships are made from Sydney to St. Louis.
But this total connectedness can only occur when the people involved truly understand both the similarities and differences between them. Education and knowledge lead to greater tolerance, which leads to understanding, and then connection. This pattern is what inspires the new global studies major at Fontbonne University.
Why the Global Studies Program with Fontbonne?
Fontbonne’s interdisciplinary approach to global studies echoes the many complex layers that make up the world as a whole. You’ll study geography, economics and international business, as well as religion, history and language. Our instructors emphasize the connection between various disciplines, giving you a more complete understanding of the world. Faculty share real world experience that contributes to the exceptional classroom environment.
Small class sizes and personalized attention make Fontbonne an ideal place to learn and explore. We offer numerous study abroad opportunities — at least one trip is required for global studies majors — and we encourage internships and practical experience within the international community.
The global studies major offers you a comprehensive education. It focuses on the contemporary world and integrates different perspectives and approaches, examining how multicultural societies work and interact. You’ll graduate with an understanding of modern history, an ability to incorporate current events within a global context, and an open door to the world.
What Can I Do With My Degree?
After you graduate with a degree in global studies, you’ll be prepared to enter a career in international affairs, politics, journalism or business. Some graduates might continue on to graduate school or law school. Others may choose to pursue a double major during their time as an undergraduate, studying business or even becoming certified to teach high school.
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