Global Scholars Pathway Requirements

Globalize Your Major with International and Diverse Perspectives

The Global Scholars Program is a four-year pathway that brings international and diverse perspectives to whatever you plan to study. The Global Scholars pathway complements any major. You can complete the Global Scholars pathway with as few as 14 additional credits, including study abroad, by double-dipping Global Scholars requirements with your core and major requirements. 


Courses and Requirements

Year 1

HUM 100: Global Scholars First Year Seminar
Enroll in a special internationally-focused section of first year seminar. Complete the required application to request your spot. 
(Special opportunity for incoming first-year students - not required)

HUM 101: Global Explorations
Study abroad in January with your FYS faculty and student cohort to learn first-hand about the FYS topic. Available only to Global Scholars FYS students. 
(Special opportunity for incoming first-year students - not required)

WORL 101, 102: World Language 
Gain basic fluency in a second language with a 102 or higher-level course in Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, or ASL. Demonstrate proficiency in other languages by petition.
(Included in core requirements)

Year 2

HUM 201: Global Scholars Seminar
Develop a plan to integrate international and diverse perspectives into your degree and to improve your intercultural competence.
(Required - 2 credits)

Years 2-4

International and Diverse Perspectives Core
Complete 3 Core Explorations with IDP-designated courses.
(Included in core requirements) 

NEW 2023-2024 IDP + CORE Exploration Courses (pdf)
2022-2023 IDP + CORE Exploration Courses (pdf)

Year 3

Global Experiential Learning 
Participate in study abroad, internship, short-term travel courses, or similar international and diverse experiences.
(Required - 8 credits)

HUM 311, 312, 312: Global Skills I, II, III
Transform your global experience with these before-during-after study abroad support courses.
(Required - 4 credits)

Year 4

HUM 401: Global Scholars Capstone Portfolio 
Incorporate international and diverse perspectives into your senior capstone project.
(Required - 0/1 credit)


Global Scholars Graduates
Earn public acknowledgment at graduation of your successful completion of the Global Scholars Program pathway and a Global Scholars notation on your university transcript. Speak confidently about global perspectives at your next job interview.

Contact Us

Jann Purdy | Chair of International Studies, Professor of French
Carnegie 101-B | 503-352-1564 |

Erica Andree | Director, Center for Languages and International Collaboration
CLIC Scott 100 | 503-352-1607 |

Melissa Vieira | Global Scholars Advisor, Academic and Career Advising Center
Chapman Hall 201 | 503-352-3126 |