Global Studies Certificate

The University of Alabama’s Global Studies Certificate (GSC) is designed to introduce the undergraduate student to the cultural, economic, physical, and political aspects of being a world citizen in the 21st century. The emphasis of the GSC is the contemporary rather than the historical. Earning the GSC will improve a student’s global awareness while enhancing their resume.

To earn the Global Studies Certificate, undergraduate students must successfully complete 15 hours of coursework as specified below.  Nine hours of the program are specified as GSC Core, and should be taken prior to the six upper division Emphasis Area hours.  Some courses have prerequisites.  Candidates for the certificate must complete an application before the certificate can be listed on their transcript.

Pursuing and earning the Global Studies Certificate will help a student to:

  • Gain greater global awareness
  • Approach coursework from a global perspective
  • Enhance their resume and employability

If you have questions about the GSC, please email the GSC Advisor, Dr. Tayler Kent, at