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Global Studies

Purdue University in West Lafayette

A Global Studies education focuses on key issues in today's globalized world. Global Studies students are not simply given the tools to understand the processes of globalization and their consequences, they are also encouraged and empowered to intervene in those processes and shape their world. In global studies, students have faculty from interdisciplinary backgrounds who are training the next generation of global leaders in education, business, government, and social justice work.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Plan of Study

Global Studies Webpage

Transfer to Global Studies

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts Student Recruitment Office

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in Global Studies

  •   Teacher
  •   International Relations
  •   Public Health
  •   Journalist
  •   Attorney
  •   International Business
  •   Social Services
  •   Law
  •   Travel and Tourism
  •   Advocacy

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