Global and Int'l Studies BA

Our global and international studies program responds to ever-evolving changes in the social, political and economic environment in the 21st century.


You may choose a concentration in global politics and governance, global political economy, global culture or area studies. Core courses encompass international and global events, organizations, structures and processes — as well as the global economy, global media and increasing worldwide cultural interconnectedness. During the senior year, you will choose either a capstone seminar in your concentration or a relevant internship in an international area. In consultation with an adviser, you can develop a more directed program of study — such as a focus on development in the Third World or on globalism.

Apply to live in the Hart Hall Global Living and Learning Center to become part of a unique community of students and faculty with a deep interest in global affairs. You’ll take at least 6 credit hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level, enhancing your ability to communicate internationally. Study abroad and deepen your understanding of the culture — and your proficiency in the language — through firsthand personal experience.


Bachelor of Arts


  • Explain theoretical controversies in the globalization literature
  • Identify and evaluate the causes, consequences and interconnections between and among a variety of global issues, such as war and peace, global inequalities and poverty, cultural hybridization, overpopulation and environmental degradation
  • Apply global studies' concepts and theories to real-world situations
  • Construct a well-reasoned argument supported by quality evidence that addresses the theoretical controversies or global change or a real-world global problem

Career Opportunities

  • International business
  • International relations
  • Government
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Language services and education
  • Journalism
  • Advocacy organizations

I get to study multiple subjects including history, anthropology, language, politics, economics, law - almost everything! It is also really nice that we are able to chose areas to concentrate in, which includes subjects or regions.

I have studied abroad twice through the Quarter Course programs.

Program Resources

The Oswego Guarantee

  • No increase in room & board 
  • Timely course offerings
  • High touch connections to alumni 
  • Small student to faculty ratio
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