Global Studies Major

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Where a background in global studies can take you.

Majoring or minoring in global studies is first and foremost about getting ready for success in our interconnected world. It’s about effective communication and broad cultural understanding. There are many career paths open to global studies majors, as businesses, governments, and non-profits work to become better global citizens.

Typically graduates pursue careers as:

  • Environmental engineers
  • Financials analysts
  • Geographers
  • Human resource specialists
  • Health educators & community health workers
  • Management analyst
  • Paralegals and legal assistants
  • Public relations specialists

Putting global studies to work

Hartwick alumni at work.

Global studies majors often find rewarding careers in a wide variety of fields, including:

  • civil service
  • government/diplomacy
  • law enforcement
  • journalism
  • education
  • international business
  • marketing
  • public affairs
  • social work

Peace Corps Prep.

Hartwick is the only college in New York State that offers a Peace Corps Preparatory Program and one of only a few dozen programs nationwide. In this program, you’ll develop skills and gain experiences that will make you more competitive when applying to volunteer with the Peace Corps or for positions with international development organizations.

Beyond the basic.

We’re committed to hands-on learning at Hartwick, because we know the most important lessons are often learned outside the classroom. For global studies majors and minors, this means getting off campus, sometimes very far off campus. You’ll travel the world, learning about other cultures first-hand. You’ll gain experience with the people of the world, their homes, and their lives.

A closer look.

Being a Hartwick global studies student means you’ll become fluent in different perspectives on global issues. You’ll recognize and know how to respond to connections between local and global events. You’ll become a global problem solver, committed to promoting understanding between cultures and to making a difference at home and abroad.

Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick global studies experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost.

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Karina Walker

Assistant Professor of Spanish & Coordinator of Women & Gender Studies

Mark Wolff

Professor of French and Modern Languages Department Chair