Global Studies

Requirements and Details


Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.

Global Studies is the cross-disciplinary study of the behavior of nations, states and other international actors (e.g. international governmental and non-governmental organizations and regimes). It examines their relationships with one another, their conflicts and their attempts at collective efforts for global order. The major provides a theoretical and applied understanding of global actors and their activities.

In addition, it provides an opportunity to cultivate an awareness of the diversity and interdependence of the international community. The courses included in the program are drawn from several departments and colleges of the university. They aim to provide an integrated study of the global society and diverse perspectives on the human condition.

The primary objective of the program is to offer an opportunity for students to become knowledgeable in international affairs, while obtaining a solid liberal arts education. The minor offers a more limited, but still cross-disciplinary exposure to the actors and issues in international affairs.

To apply for the major, please fill out the major application form


Global Studies

African Studies

East Asian Studies

Latin American Studies

GLST Courses

The Global Studies program seeks to be a hub for global education and international activities at St. Cloud State University.

The mission of the Global Studies program in the Collge of Liberal Arts is to provide campus and community leadership in the provision of a global curriculum, professional development and service and activities for faculty, staff and students. 

GLST 195: Global Society and Citizenship

GLST 400: Special topics

GLST 410: Education Abroad Tour

GLST 444: Internship 1-9 credits (S/U grade)

GLST 495: Senior Seminar in Global Studies