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The College of St. Scholastica

The Global, Cultural and Language Studies major takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the cultural, economic and political aspects of our interconnected world. Prepare to think critically about fundamental issues concerning communities both local and global, encouraging you to put your passion for social justice in action.

Explore concepts necessary for navigating the world today: power dynamics, identity, globalization, development, environment, public policy, diplomacy and more. Immerse yourself in the cultures you are studying through experiential learning opportunities at home and abroad.

Interweave language with the cultures and societies who speak them by completing at least two years of required study in one of the following languages: American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe or Spanish.

The Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies welcomes all students into an inclusive and academically rigorous learning community. Program graduates will be well-prepared for careers in many diverse fields, including healthcare, law, human rights, community organizations, political groups, human services, public policy or private business.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.




Global, cultural & language studies majors are required to participate in an experiential learning placement and have several off-campus options from which to choose. Off-campus programs that provide global, cultural & language majors with internships or service-learning experiences include HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs), and the Washington Semester at American University.

Career Outlook

Students with a major in global, cultural and language studies are well prepared to work at governmental and non-governmental organizations in the fields of community health, law, human rights, community based organizations, international healthcare organizations, political groups, human services, public policy or private business. Graduates have found employment in these fields at historical societies, non-profit organizations, and in educational institutions

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.