Global Studies students critically examine power structures and analyze pressing issues, introducing them to contexts and causal dynamics that help them develop innovative responses to current issues. Students learn to think across disciplines and scales, understand our own implication in how things came to be, and pursue innovative responses to seemingly intractable problems.
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The New School offers the BA in Global Studies as part of the university's suite of cross-college, interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, which includes Global Studies, Environmental Studies, and Urban Studies. These interdisciplinary programs are designed to prepare students for the new careers of the 21st century.
The program combines academic study with internships and other fieldwork opportunities in New York City and abroad. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in the non-profit sector, public service, international organizations, global media, development, the arts, research organizations, education, government, and law, as well as graduate study in the social sciences, and more.