Global Studies at Centenary College

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What is Global Studies? 

The Global Studies major is designed for American and international students who wish to explore global affairs while developing knowledge of a second language. The program is strongly characterized by history, political science, business, economics and foreign language study.

This field of study focuses on helping students understand the concept of globalization and how it has changed throughout history.  Global studies majors apply the lessons of the past to the current world concerns and issues.  Through observation of social, political, cultural, and religious traits across the globe students prepare for careers in all aspects of business.

Humanitarian Opportunities

Many students concentrate on humanitarian affairs and complete a required, off-campus Global Humanitarian Service Project.  Some global issues they support are with partner organizations such as; Free Wheelchair Mission, Invisible Children, and SolesforSouls.

Most recently, Global Studies majors have worked on hosting a conference with New Jersey legislators on pending legislation to increase the criminality of human trafficking to the state of New Jersey.

Global Security Studies is a popular concentration.  This avenue of study emphasizes the role of conflict and cooperation among states in the international system. To enhance the student’s skills in analysis, negotiation and strategic thinking, the Global Studies major includes experiential learning (role-playing) courses such as Model United Nations, Model North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and Model Middle East Peace Conference. 

Our students leave Centenary fully prepared for careers in international relations and international business.

Learn about the courses you'll be taking as a Global Studies major»

Study Abroad

The Global Studies degree also offers students the opportunities to travel the world and study abroad in many different countries gaining real life experience while completing their concentration studies. 

Faculty Experience

Since 9/11, faculty in the Global Studies major at Centenary College have assisted government agencies in counterterrorism analysis and prevention, and have incorporated this practical experience into course offerings and potential internship opportunities. 

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Costa Rica Trip

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