Global Studies

Please visit the Global Studies major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: Depends on concentration, but all focus on a global perspective.

Concentrations: Global Development Studies-Interdisciplinary Major, Global Public Health-Interdisciplinary Major, Environments & Sustainability-Interdisciplinary Major, Security & Justice-Interdisciplinary Major

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Global Studies Majors

  • Consultants
  • Americorps Members
  • Lieutenants
  • Policymakers  

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Become fluent in at least one other language
  • Study abroad
  • Seek an international internship
  • Take leadership roles in student organizations
  • Practice your public speaking and intercultural communication skills
  • Find cultural experiences on grounds
  • Take supplemental courses in line with your interests
  • Develop your research and writing skills
  • Volunteer at social services
  • Consider a graduate degree
  • Gain any relevant certifications
  • Have a high intercultural competency

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