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    Global Studies (BA)

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  • Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies in a program open to transfer students, adults, and other nontraditional undergraduates. Global Studies majors critically investigate complex global processes and issues, including migration and mobility, environmental injustice, economic inequality, and social movements. You learn to think across disciplines and contribute creative solutions - locally and globally - for bringing about a more equitable world.

    • Degree Bachelor of Arts
    • Credits 120 (up to 84 transfer credits)
    • Format Full-time or part-time, on campus (some classes available online)
    • Start Term Fall or Spring

    Innovative Curriculum

    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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    Interdisciplinary Excellence

    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.   

    Career Paths

    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.

  • Global Studies students learn from and work with faculty who are scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and professions around the world, including advocacy, community organizing, and international law.

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  • In Global Studies, we work to connect analyses of global hegemony with the study of colonialism and white supremacy. Doing this requires us to rethink what we know and the structures and hierarchies in which we operate. We are continuously working through these issues to improve our curriculum, events, communication, initiatives, and community building and create better spaces for our students.

    Alexandra Délano Alonso, Associate Professor of Global Studies
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