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Students in Global Leadership Studies capstone course. Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Pethel


What You'll Study

As a GLS major, you'll take BELL Core/general education courses and GLS core courses in your freshman and sophomore years. In your junior and senior years, you'll focus on completing 7 courses in Area Studies and general electives. In conjunction with your GLS advisor, you'll select a sequence of courses that satisfy program and degree requirements while simultaneously exploring your own intellectual and professional objectives. A total of 128 course credits are required to graduate. A completed minor of at least 18 hours in another field is also required of every student. Learn more about available minors in the Belmont Catalog (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Major Core Requirements

  • GLS 1100: Intro to GLS (3 hours)
  • GLS 3100: Leadership Across Cultures (3 hours)
  • GLS 4015: Global Leadership Studies Capstone (3 hours)

Tool Requirement

Participation in an approved Study Abroad program earning at least 3 hours of credit

Area Emphasis (Choose 7 courses, at least one from each area)

  • MKT 3210: Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
  • MKT 4310: International Marketing (3 hours)
  • ECO 4400: International Economics (3 hours)
  • INB 3300: International Business (3 hours)
  • COM 3150: Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
  • COM 3340: Organizational Communication (3 hours)
  • PSY 3250: Cross Cultural Psychology (3 hours)
  • ENL 4370: World Advanced Studies (3 hours)
  • HIS (One Upper Division World History Course) (3 hours)
  • HUM 3500: Topics in Asian Culture (3 hours)
  • PHI 3230: Comparative Philosophy (3 hours)
  • PSC 2300: International Relations (3 hours)
  • PSC 2400: Comparative Politics (3 hours)
  • PSC (one upper level International Political Science course) (3 hours)
  • REL 2510: Christian Ethics (3 hours)
  • REL 3510: Poverty and Justice (3 hours)
  • REL 3540: Eco-Justice and Faith (3 hours)