The Global Studies major within the Politics & Global Studies Department focuses on international relations and global issues, such as human rights, immigration, national security, international political economy, economic and human development, environmental issues, and terrorism. The major provides students with the skills, awareness and education to be professionals and activists who shape cultural, social, and political issues at local, national, and global levels.
This major is especially useful for students interested in attending graduate school for global studies, international relations, peace studies, or security studies, and/or working in the international arena in diverse careers such as in international business and trade, or with an international governmental or non-governmental organization. Students interested in Israeli and Middle East politics may utilize this major by selecting courses that focus in this area.
The Department encourages student internships as well as study abroad. Other special departmental programs include AJU's long-standing Model United Nations team and the Politics & Global Studies Student Association.