Feb 17, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Global Scholars Program

For information about admission to the Global Scholars Program, visit the Global Scholars Program webpage.

Core Courses (9 hours)

  • GLSC 2013 Global Challenges . Offered in the spring, this course explores how social, cultural, political, economic and historical forces shape population change, resources management, technology use and development, information management, economies, conflict and governance on a global scale. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to prepare presentations on core topics of the course.
  • GLSC 2023 Sustainability and Urban Development . Offered in the summer, this course explores how social, cultural, political, economic and historical forces shape sustainable practices in the context of urban development. Course takes place in Germany and Hungary.
  • GLSC 2863 Special Topics . Offered in the fall, this course continues to examine the seven challenges introduced in GLSC 2013  with a focus on the intersections of these challenges.

Language Requirement

Global Scholars are required to complete the equivalent of the first four semesters of a modern foreign language. Students may meet this requirement by course completion, placement exams, or demonstration of fluency in a second language.

Study Abroad

Global Scholars are required to complete a semester of abroad. Traditional study abroad, internships or research programs will fulfill this requirement.


Global Scholars are required to maintain an e-portfolio throughout their time in the program. The e-portfolio must include samples of assignments from Global Scholars courses, blogs while abroad, self-assessment, resumés and a description of the capstone project.

Globally-focused Major Course

Global Scholars are required to complete a globally-focused course with their major.

Capstone Project

In the senior year, Global Scholars are required to complete a capstone project. The project may be an extension of a senior project, research or service learning started during the semester abroad, or a new project related to the global-challenges framework of the program.