Department of International and Global Studies

Positively change the world

Mercer University’s International and Global Studies Department offers multiple majors and minors that will prepare you for a life-changing career. Through our enlightening curriculum, you will explore different world views, cultures, beliefs, politics, and more. Our outside of the classroom experiences — Mercer On Mission, internships, and study abroad opportunities — will allow you to see your education come to life. All of our degrees provide the necessary knowledge and skills you need to positively change the world.

Majors and minors

  • Global Development Studies (major and minor) — This major embodies a multi-disciplinary field of study that examines a wide range of issues. The foundation of Global Development Studies is based on improving the quality of life for our global neighbors.
  • Global Health Studies (major and minor) — This major is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge to address the health of global populations and communities through instruction, service, and community-based projects.
  • Anthropology (minor) — In this minor, you will investigate the evolution of humans, culture, societies, and more.
  • Asian Studies (minor) — In this minor, you will explore the culture, history, politics, people, and beliefs of the Asian culture.