The purpose of the Global Affairs (GLA) major is to provide students with the relevant knowledge to understand the origins, challenges, and ethical problems of the contemporary world through a social justice lens. To build expertise in a variety of global issues and their social justice implications, the program progressively builds knowledge about global politics, society, economics, and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. The GLA program provides five concentrations: General Studies, Middle East & North Africa, Global Business, Global Crime, and Global Cybersecurity.
Students in this interdisciplinary program will learn how to connect knowledge of global politics, society, economics, and culture. GLA students will be encouraged to expand their understanding of world languages and cultures, study ethics and social justice issues, and apply their knowledge directly through internship and study abroad programs.