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Global Studies Program


One of the key strengths of the Global Studies program is its interdisciplinary nature. Drexel Global Studies students are not required to take classes from any one department. This is in contrast to traditional “International Relations” majors, which are primarily focused in political science. Drexel Global Studies students instead choose their classes from a range of disciplines including politics, history, sociology, business, art history, anthropology, and many other fields. Each student’s focus will vary depending on the concentration they choose, but all students have the freedom and flexibility to sample courses from across the entire University. This unique format—combined with the opportunity to embark on multiple terms of international study or co-op abroad—sets Drexel’s Global Studies major apart and prepares students to be broad-minded, multifaceted, and self-directed in their learning.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

Minor in Global Studies

The minor in Global Studies is open to all disciplines and is well suited for students studying abroad, and for those who want to add an international component to their major. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Global Studies, the minor works well with a variety of majors across the University. It works particularly well with majors in the social sciences and humanities (anthropology, English, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, etc.) as well as a major in business.

Completion of level 201 in a language is a prerequisite for the minor. Students who elect a Global Studies minor must take 24 credits of literature, history, politics, social theory and/or business courses in their area of specialization.

Learn more about the minor in the Course Catalog