The International and Global Studies program at UNC Greensboro empowers students to be engaged global citizens.
The concentration in Arts and Belief Systems is ideal for students who want to understand the differences and commonalities between world societies through their cultural practices. In this degree program, you will learn about distinctive and shared art forms (plastic, literary, cinematic, and performance-based), philosophical values, codes of conduct, scientific views of the cosmos, and religious systems from across the globe.
- Students regularly receive Fulbright research and teaching awards and U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships.
- This program takes an interdisciplinary approach, involving courses shared with more than 30 departments and programs across campus, so you can pursue a breadth of interests.
- Students are often honored with membership in the nationally renowned Phi Beta Kappa honor society for the liberal arts and sciences, nomination for UNCG’s prestigious Student Excellence Award, membership in UNCG’s Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honor Society, and completion of UNCG’s Global Leadership Program.
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
- Coursework focuses on understanding and responding appropriately to ongoing international and global issues.
- You will complete a senior research project with a faculty member related to your chosen major concentration.
- There are plenty of opportunities to participate in a wide range of interculturally focused curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences, including study abroad.
- Study abroad experience is required and helps you gain intercultural competence.
- You will complete at least six credits of advanced foreign language.
- Volunteer and internship opportunities with local nonprofits assisting refugee and immigrant communities are available.
- Work for a range of for-profit and nonprofit, public and private entities, including the U.S. Department of State, Amnesty International, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Booz Allen Hamilton Management Consulting, and the German Marshall Fund.
- Choose to embark on global business and teaching careers.
- Pursue advanced degrees in international development, international human rights, peace and conflict studies, history, counseling, and criminal justice.
- Potential career paths include:
- Civil Service Worker
- Humanitarian Aid Worker
- Non-Profit Manager
- Government Affairs Manager
- International Relations Specialist
- Consular/Embassy Assistant
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