Concordia features eight different global studies concentrations, so your experience will be tailored to your unique skills and interests. As an interdisciplinary program, we prepare students to thrive in a world that needs critical and analytical problem-solving skills, trained from across disciplines and world languages.
A major in Global Studies will provide you with the knowledge, skills and perspectives needed to thrive in our interconnected world.
The program is vibrant and growing, driven by dedicated faculty members from across the campus and an exceptional group of creative, independent-minded and ambitious students who wish to make a positive difference in the world.
Our Faculty, Students and Alumni
Amber Hermanson '13
Teacher’s Assistant, JET Program in Japan
Global Studies Major; Religion Minor
I think I will continue to be responsibly engaged in whatever community I’m part of by helping build understanding in my little corner of the world.
Anna Brekken '04
Refugee officer for Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
Global Studies and Spanish Major
I began my overseas career by studying abroad in Pamplona, Spain my sophomore year at Concordia and Cork, Ireland my junior year. The support and flexibility of the Global Studies department opened my eyes to the possibility of exploring the world, which I hope to do the rest of my life.
Carly Stadum-Liang '07
Immigration Attorney, Northern Virginia Family Service
Global Studies and French Major
I would have never had the courage to move across the world if I hadn't studied in Tanzania during my junior year. Concordia inspired a lifelong interest in exploring the world and my dedication to working for social justice. I am also grateful for how my Concordia professors always pushed me to become a stronger, more persuasive writer.
Global Studies Abroad
Rwanda: Service in the Heart of Africa
Dr. Bill Snyder, English, will teach Global Studies 360 as a Summer Field Studies program in Rwanda in May.