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. Experiential learning is an integral part of Global
Studies, and you have opportunities to apply your knowledge through practice-based courses, internships, volunteer work, and fieldwork in New York City and abroad. In the classroom, you also have space to collectively reflect on this form of engagement,
to make connections between the conceptual and the concrete, and raise critical questions that emerge from these encounters.
The program places particular emphasis on engaged learning, directed research, and courses that capitalize on the university's academic expertise in social sciences, foreign languages, writing, media studies, design, management, environmental studies,
and urban policy.
Global Studies is part of The New School'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.
Connecting to New York City
While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. Both in New York and in cities around the world, Global Studies students have opportunities
to apply classroom knowledge to real-world settings through internship, volunteer, and fieldwork experiences.
In learning to transform your ideals into action at the global level, you prepare for global careers in the non-profit sector, public service, international organizations, global media, development, research organizations, education, and law, as well
as graduate study in the social sciences. Global Studies alumni have given TED talks, testified at government hearings, produced podcasts, held exhibitions, taught, inspired, listened, and above all worked responsibly towards a more ethical and just
If you are planning to pursue graduate studies, consider applying to the Bachelor's-Master's program, which enables you to earn graduate credits that will apply to both your Lang degree and a master's degree at The New School.