The Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities offers flexible, individualized, and engaged programs of study designed to meet the interests of students who are seeking interdisciplinary degree focused on a critical understanding of globalization. Our program offers an undergraduate major, an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate.

Our major is especially suitable for students who are committed to learning about global issues and at the same time developing critical, analytical and research skills to address these issues. The program of study is extremely adaptable to the particular interests of each student who can select from a the GSAH Core Courses and a wide range of Elective Courses. The GSAH Core Course requirements allow for students to explore a range of issues from global justice to global digital cultures.

Our minor complements any field of study. A minor degree in global studies enhances especially the credentials of students who are majoring in related areas, such as language studies, art history, film studies, religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, history, communication studies, sustainability studies, etc.  

Our Graduate Certificate supplements student’s Masters or Doctoral degree program and prepares students for academic and professional careers that integrate scholarship and a commitment to global understanding. The Certification is designed to help graduate and professional students develop critical and scholarly approaches to globalization. Students tailor their program to strengthen their scholarly and practical skills in global studies research. Students who fulfill all requirements for the Global Studies Graduate Certificate receive official notation on their academic transcript, and a certificate of completion from MSU’s Office of the Registrar.