Alum mentoring UVM student

Our programs provide a strong liberal arts education enhanced by significant cross-cultural and linguistic competence, skills that serve our graduates well in a wide variety of careers. Students who major in Global Studies learn to see complex connections through systemic and holistic thinking.

Global Studies graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees and successful careers in fields including international business and consulting; international non-profit organizations specializing in issues like environment; health, population, and food; the foreign service and other government agencies; policy analysis; research; print and broadcast journalism; the Peace Corps and other international development organizations; higher education; and social activism throughout the U.S. and the world. 

Because of the broad interdisciplinary focus of the College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate program, global studies majors are equipped with a broad range of transferable skills, enabling them to succeed in any profession.

  • Wilkinson-Ray shooting on location

    Alum Blends Storytelling and Cinematography

    A typical day at the office for Tyler Wilkinson-Ray ’13 might involve standing in knee-deep snow on a 40-degree slope while keeping a video camera steady in subzero temperatures. It's part of the quest to capture a few seconds of action—perhaps a skier suddenly flying over the lip of a jump—at just the right angle. Not typical, perhaps, for a global studies major with a concentration in anthropology. But Wilkinson-Ray says his experience at UVM was integral to his work making short documentaries and commercial films. 

Alumni Career Fields

  • Foreign Service/State Department
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Filmmaking, podcasting and cultural production
  • Non-profit and NGO sector
  • Advocacy work
  • Policy consultants
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Law
  • International Development