University at Albany

An Overview of the Academic Program


The Globalization Studies major enables students to take a variety of courses focusing on the comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of globalization processes. It prepares students to ‘think globally’ by providing them with an undergraduate education that responds effectively to today’s global interconnectedness and fosters a thorough knowledge and a critical understanding of the social, economic, cultural, political, and environmental forces that are reshaping the lives of peoples and nations around the world. At the same time, the major demonstrates that globalization is always implicated and embedded in the cultural and historical context of the ‘local’, which emphasizes the importance of a specific place, a community, or even an individual household.

Summary of the Major’s requirements