Global Studies (Minor)

The Minor in Global Studies will grow your understanding of globalization and our interconnected world. The perspective and insights you'll gain are valuable in a wide variety of fields.

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Students can complement their majors with stronger insights into an increasingly interconnected world: how and why so many human activities and interests—including commerce, communication, research and development, cultural interactions, health, security, and politics—have become dispersed around the world, and the challenges and opportunities these trends create for them.

Program Overview

The global studies minor will teach you how and why many human activities and interests—including commerce, communication, research and development, cultural interactions, health, security, and politics—have become dispersed around the world, and the challenges and opportunities these trends create.

Career Opportunities

The Minor in Global Studies will provide you a liberal arts education coupled with the technological skills that can help you make an impact. The minor will be an asset in fields including:

  • Consulting
  • International aid and development
  • Human rights and social services
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • International education
  • Research

This program requires 15 credit hours (five courses).

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Students who wish to declare a minor should email ugaa@iit.edu with their name, student ID number, and intended minor. Not all minors are applicable to all majors.

Featured Faculty

Patrick Ireland
Professor of Political Science
Hao Huang
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
Matthew Shapiro
Associate Professor of Political Science
Lindsay Sheehan
Associate Chair, Department of Social Sciences Industry Associate Professor of Political Science
Yuri Mansury
Associate Professor of Social Science Undergraduate Program Director
Jonathan Rosenberg
Chair, Department of Social Sciences Professor of Political Science