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Global Politics

Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Global Politics


Major Overview

Thinking about a career in international development, international humanitarian work, or foreign service? 

Or just interested in learning more about the world? 

The Global Politics major has been developed within the Mount’s social justice framework with a strong basis in engaging course work, undergraduate research training, and exciting opportunities for high-impact course trips.

We hope to challenge you to think deeply about the historical, social, political, and environmental contexts that affect us all. Can we understand political struggles through comparisons across countries? Can we predict the rise and fall of democracies? How do we explain the differences in the lives of women and children across the globe? How does a policy decision around clean water in one country affect the rest of the globe? These are just some of the topics discussed in our classes.

About the Program

Our most popular courses include Health and Human Rights, Terrorism and Political Violence, Women and Development, the Politics of Globalization, and Revolutions and Social Movements.

Our graduates are empowered leaders prepared for international jobs in areas such as international development, humanitarian work, public policy, public health, and foreign service. The unique design of this major requires a global learning experience that can be a study abroad semester,  an internship abroad, a research experience with one of our Mount faculty, or a local internship focused on global issues. Our students have worked in communities across the globe helping to provide access to clean water or helping with after-school programs for children or evaluating access to health services all while working towards an undergraduate degree. 

Our faculty-led course trips involving hands-on projects with communities in Mexico, South America, Africa, and our MSMU house in France.

Our students graduate with truly unique experiences, and strong research and leadership skills.