Global Studies
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A Global Studies major gives you the tools and skills you need to thrive in our global society, access to internships available globally and in the United States.

About the Global Studies Major

Rider University offers a rigorous program that rests on a firm foundation of understanding globalization, global community, international relations, and the politics of the global economy.

This major offers you:

The freedom to create your own course of study, combining courses from Business to Political Science, from Anthropology to Economics, from Communications to Foreign Languages – all based upon your professional interests and needs;

Unique insights into international events through open discussions with faculty and your fellow students;

Opportunities for Study Abroad in a variety of countries, for credit in your major;

International and domestic internships with global significance; and

The chance to videoconference with fellow students in the Middle East and other areas, to learn about their educational systems, lives, and hopes, to help promote understanding.


Did you know?

In a recent survey, employers were asked what they looked for in the college graduates they hired.

Their answers:

The ability to understand the global context of situations and decisions (67%)

The ability to comprehend global issues and developments and their implications for the future (65%)

An understanding of the role of the United States in the world (57%)

A knowledge of cultural diversity in America and other countries (57%)

The ability to analyze and solve complex problems (75%)

Teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in diverse group settings (71%)

Civic knowledge, civic participation, and community engagement (52%)

The ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world settings through internships or other hands-on experiences (79%).

What our graduates are doing:

Received graduate degrees from programs in international studies at Boston University, Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Working for the United Nations as part of a Peace and Reconciliation tribunal in Tanzania

Working for a relief program for women in Ghana before joining the Peace Corps to go to Mauritania

Working for Google as part of their international branch

Directing the Ukrainian-American Business Association in Washington D.C.

Directing an NGO dedicated to educating students about global issues.