Why Choose Nazareth for Global Studies?

Global studies majors at Nazareth College learn about global processes that impact everyday people and communities as well as international relations and policies. The scope of global studies includes explorations of human trafficking, fair trade, women's movements, microfinance, disaster relief, religious nationalism, media, and world literature and art.

You will consider how we here at Nazareth relate to global concerns and what our ethical obligations are as citizens in a cosmopolitan
world. You will engage global issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives and you focus your course of study by choosing among four elective tracks that pursue issues of global conflict and resistance, sustainability, development, and art and culture.

Build upon coursework and language learning by taking advantage of study abroad through our Center for International Education as well as domestic or international internships that align with your areas of interest.

What can I do with a degree in Global Studies?

This degree helps to prepare you to enter a career in government, the foreign diplomatic service, intelligence agencies, business, journalism, law, or international service work. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate school in more specialized areas.

Program Highlights

  • Prepare for the international workforce or graduate school by double majoring or minoring in Spanish, Italian, French, German, or Chinese or working up to the intermediate level in Arabic.
  • Engage with overseas communities and cultures through study abroad for one or two semesters in locations ranging from Berlin, Germany to Shandong, China.
  • Choose one of four tracks to focus your area of interest: Conflict, Security, and Resistance; Global Sustainability; Development Studies; or Cultural and Artistic Formations
  • Complement your global studies major by double majoring or minoring in business, economics, environmental studies, history, religious studies, interfaith studies, social work, or political science. Or prepare to teach with a double major in inclusive education.

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Contact Information

Corinne G. Dempsey

Corinne G. Dempsey

Director of the International and Global Studies Program
585-389-2734
cdempse6@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 360
Additional Positions:
Professor & Rosemarie Beston Chair for Global Studies in Religious Studies
Bio

Education: B.A., Oregon State University; M.A., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Teaching and Research Interests:

My main areas of teaching are in the Hindu traditions, global Christianity, gender/politics and religion, and mysticism.

Read a full profile of Dempsey.

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    Example Careers

    • Foreign service officer for the State Department, CIA, or FBI
    • Program coordinator for OXFAM or other non-profit organization
    • Program evaluator for United Nations Development Program
    • International law for United Nations High Commission for Refugees
    • English as a Second Language (TESOL) overseas instructor
    • Translator for The American Translation Association
    • Journalist for a major global media outlet
    • Human resource worker for an international corporation
    • Researcher for Council for Foreign Relations
    • International development consultant for the World Health Organization

    Internships/Field Experiences

    • Global non-government organization such as World Bank or UNESCO
    • International environmental organization such as World Wildlife Fund
    • United Nations Association in Rochester; Washington, D.C., or abroad
    • Critical language fellowship overseas
    • Washington Internship Institute
    • Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services or other refugee settlement work
    • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship overseas
    • Peace Corps

    Graduate Schools

    • UCLA and UC Santa Barbara
    • Syracuse University
    • University of Pittsburg
    • City of New York Graduate Center
    • Humboldt University of Berlin
    • London School of Economics
    • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London
    • Aarhus University in Denmark
    • American University of Cairo
    • University of Shanghai
    • RMIT University in Melbourne