Global Studies Bachelor's Degree Overview
A global studies degree is for students interested in international issues in a liberal arts context. Students work with an adviser to design their own program of study to focus on what they are interested in while learning the same skills and knowledge as other undergraduate students.
UTstudents can specialize in international development, international environmental issues, the history of international relations, security and peace, international or multicultural communications, international business and economics and many more! Students also choose one area of the world to focus on, such as Europe, Latin America, the Pacific Rim, the developing world or Asia.
The University of Toledo attracts students and professors, as well as visitors, artists and scholars from all over the world. This gives global studies students the chance to study and live with people from other cultures. Also, the International House residence hall is a unique living and learning environment for students living on campus. There are many study abroad opportunities in many countries and with programs that are surprisingly affordable. Finally, the city of Toledo has many international experiences available from strong ethnic neighborhoods, well-developed sister city relationships and an internationally renowned art museum.
College of Arts and Letters Highlights
- Active learning — Versus just sitting in a classroom and absorbing the knowledge, we have our students learn and then "do" through volunteer work or internships.
- Faculty working and researching in the field — In addition to teaching courses, our faculty are out there investigating and uncovering new insights and theories. This puts them among the leaders in their respective fields.
- Better preparation for graduate school — Most of the programs in the college have a graduate-level component, this means those same instructors will be teaching and preparing you at the undergraduate level.
- Technology integrated into curriculum — Our students learn and practice on the same equipment they'll encounter in the working world; standout technology includes a geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing labs, a media-driven Foreign Languages Learning Lab, a letterpress facility, a high-definition television studio with editing and scripting bays, and more.
A global studies major is ideal for a variety of jobs in government, business and the private sector. Jobs include work as a foreign service officer, lobbyist, travel agent, international trade specialist and art dealer, just to name a few.
Global Studies Bachelor's Degree Curriculum