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Minor in Global Studies

Why Earn Your Global Studies Degree at Saint Leo University?

At 18 credit hours, this minor will prepare students to be competitive in fields that address international concerns. By completing coursework in this minor, students will gain an understanding of how political and economic policies impact societies while improving their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Additionally, students will better understand the complex, interdisciplinary challenges brought about by climate change, and learn new lessons about human rights, globalization, and immigration.

A Global Studies minor enhances any major by providing students with an understanding of the dynamics of globalization and giving them tools to address global issues in whatever career they destine themselves for.  The minor is particularly recommended for students majoring in any business discipline, in Political Science, or in Criminal Justice, and for any other student interested in pursuing a career abroad.

Learning Experience:
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
18 hours
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Undergraduate Global Studies Program Details

This Minor Comprises of the Following Courses

Courses are offered regularly and require the following four courses:

  1. SOC 201 – Globalization
  2. PHI 345 - Social Ethics: From Personal Values to Global Citizenship
  3. 3. GLO 350 - Conflict Resolution
  4. 4. GLO 410 - Systems Thinking

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  • What are the benefits of earning your global studies degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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    Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Students travel to Europe through our cultural immersion courses, research unique plant species while trekking through the Peruvian Amazon, and attend film screenings and poetry readings. With highly experienced professors who bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom, students are prepared to work in a variety of rewarding fields. The College supports more than 30 degree programs across University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

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