Your major in global studies will prepare you for a changing and complex world, increase your knowledge of international issues and develop your skills in critical thinking, communications and logical analysis. Our interdisciplinary program is designed to help you understand the growing connectedness and diversity of interactions at the global level.
Beyond the core course, you can dive deep by choosing from four regional specializations and five thematic specializations.
Academics + Experience = Opportunities
Complement academic preparation with experiential learning, creating more opportunities after graduation. Talk to an academic advisor and a career coach about making the most of your time at Nebraska.
Transferrable Career Skills
- Gain global perspective and high levels of intercultural awareness
- Communicate confidently and appropriately with individuals of different cultures
- Evaluate the interrelatedness of events and ideas
- Integrate information and perspectives from multiple disciplines to solve problems
- Evaluate human behavior and explain social phenomena
- Contextualize political, social, and historical events
- Examine problems from multiple perspectives
- Define problems and identifying causes
- Perform analysis of social and cultural issues
- Provide a creative, inquisitive approach to problem-solving
Experience is valuable and goes beyond the classroom. We strive to help you connect your academics with research, internships, education abroad, service learning and leadership experiences in global studies, such as:
Your global studies major will lay the groundwork for a career in any number of fields. Equipped with valuable skills, you may wish to pursue positions in local, state or national government; diplomacy and international security; education; and non-profit organizations in your hometown or around the world. You might also choose to pursue graduate or professional schools in law, medicine or other health care.
Examples of Alumni Careers
- Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow / U.S. State Department
- Community Organizer / South of Downtown Community Development Organization
- Deputy Data Director / Democratic Party of Virginia
- Diplomat Assistant / China Foreign Diplomat Service
- Economic Justice Community Organizer / Nebraska Appleseed
- Education and Community Development Volunteer / Peace Corps, Tonga
- English Language Teacher / Panama
- Illinois JusticeCorps Fellow / Illinois JusticeCorps
- Intelligence Analyst / BAE Systems / R2G
- Presidential Associates Fellow / American University in Cairo, Egypt
Examples of Graduate Schools Attended by Alumni
- Ph.D., Diplomatic History, Ohio State University
- Master's Degree, Security Studies, Georgetown University
- Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
- Ph.D., Economics, University of Indiana
- Master's Degree, Balkan, Eurasian, & Central European Studies, Charles University
- Juris Doctorate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Master's Degree, Political Science, University of Iowa
- Master's Degree, Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Medical Doctor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Master's Degree, Chinese Studies, Peking University
“I loved going to class every day because my classmates genuinely participated and contributed to class discussions by adding their experiences in foreign countries, information they learned from other classes, and their ideas about how to solve complex world issues.”
Global Studies at Nebraska
Global studies is an interdisciplinary major in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Our liberal arts degrees provide a broad education across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, preparing students for a variety of careers.
Let curiosity move you.