Global Studies

Fontbonne’s interdisciplinary approach to its Bachelor of Art in 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, who share real-world experiences, emphasize the connection between various disciplines, giving you a more complete understanding of the world.

With a global studies major, you’ll be prepared for a career in international affairs, non-governmental organizations, higher education, politics, journalism or business and beyond.

  • Meet Ahmed

    Meet Ahmed

    This international student decided to switch majors, with big plans to make the world a better place.

    Read his story.

Global Studies Program Highlights

  • Small classes and personal attention
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum, comprehensive education
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Preparation for a career in international affairs, college teaching, politics, journalism or business, grad school or law school
  • Departmental participation in honors curriculum and Fontbonne’s annual Dedicated Semester
  • Opportunities to work with the Bosnian Memory Project collecting and preserving documents and artifacts
  • Opportunities to meet international diplomats, scholars, activists and authors

Recent In-Field Learning Experiences

  • Organizing programs, teaching English at the International Institute
  • Language study in China
  • Language study in Spain

Global Studies Course Samples

  • GS 201

    Globalization and Its Challenges

    3 credits
    A global look at the development of neo-liberalism (modernization) since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the shrinking of the welfare state in the West.
  • HST 104

    Introduction to Western Civilization II: 17th Century to the Present

    3 credits

    Covers 17th century absolutism, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon, the 19th century (liberalism, socialism, nationalism, imperialism), WW I, democracies between the wars, the dictatorships, WW II, and the period since WW II (Cold War, Decolonization). Considers political, social, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual development of modern Europe and the West since 1648.

  • REL 225

    World Religions

    3 credits

    A study of major living faiths other than Christianity: Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, and Judaism.

Global Studies Graduate Successes

  • Many global studies alumni are now studying for advanced degrees.
  • Other graduates have worked with political leaders.

Global Studies Career Opportunities

Contact Us

Questions? Contact our Office of Admission: 314-889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu