A global curriculum for the 21st century
Develop knowledge and skills to address today’s most pressing global challenges.
The Keough School undergraduate major in global affairs is an interdisciplinary and integrated study of contemporary global issues, grounded in a human-centered approach. This approach demands that future policymakers consider those affected by the world’s most daunting challenges first.
Our program is designed to enhance and add breadth to work in your primary major at Notre Dame. It offers you the opportunity to overlay a global, disciplinary way of thinking to your primary studies in business, engineering, science, architecture, or arts & letters. You must complete the credit requirements of your primary major, in addition to the requirements of the global affairs major at the Keough School.
*For the global cultures and global politics course requirements, you will select from a list of courses offered in different departments across campus as well as in the Keough School; approved courses are listed each semester under Course Attribute GLBC (global cultures) and GLBP (global politics).
*To complete your concentration course requirements, you will select from a list of courses offered by the Keough School, its global institutes, and other colleges and schools across the Notre Dame campus; approved courses are listed each semester under their respective Subject Codes (shown above).
You will work with a Keough School advisor to plan and complete these two cross-cultural requirements.
Many courses in the global affairs major can also fulfill university and college requirements.
Contact the Keough School Academic Advisor for further guidance and information.
Undergraduates with a major in global affairs find jobs in both the public and private sector, in embassies or international organizations like the United Nations, and in the United States or abroad. A global affairs career can enable you to:
You can also explore the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs’ International Careers Guide: