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

  • Anthropology (major and minor) — This major provides solid grounding in methodological and theoretical approaches to understanding human cultural diversity. Anthropology majors learn about different cultures, develop empathy, and are exposed to many approaches to understanding human diversity.
  • 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.
  • Asian Studies (minor) — In this minor, you will explore the culture, history, politics, people, and beliefs of the Asian culture.