Global Affairs students at both the undergraduate and graduate level begin their programs with a common set of core courses which focus on the broad and complex processes of globalization, as examined through a series of disciplinary lenses.

Students pursue a 12-credit specialization (graduate) or concentration (undergraduate), consisting of courses selected from the exceptional academic offerings of the entire university. Courses for the specialization/concentration must come from at least two academic disciplines.

Additionally, Global Affairs students study with international experts and learn about global politics, security, economics, culture, and international development.