Global and Cultural Perspectives Minor

The University of Alabama’s Global and Cultural Perspectives Minor (formerly the Global Studies Certificate) 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 minor is the contemporary rather than the historical. Earning the minor will improve a student’s global awareness while enhancing their resume.

To earn the Global and Culture Perspective Minor, undergraduate students must successfully complete 15 hours of coursework as specified below.  Nine hours of the program are specified as core courses, and should be taken prior to the six upper division Emphasis Area hours.  Some courses have prerequisites.

Pursuing and earning the Global and Cultural Perspectives Minor 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 minor, please email the Global and Cultural Perspectives Advisor, Dr. Tayler Kent, at

*Students who were enrolled in the Global Studies Certificate program prior to Fall 2019 who are unable to complete the requirements for the minor in Global and Cultural Perspectives may elect to complete their certificate instead of declaring the minor. In order to have the certificate added to their transcript, students must log back on to their program application and fill out a “Verification of Completion” form during the semester they plan to graduate (click on the link below for “Global Studies Database for checking VOC status”). Once final grades have been posted, the VOC form has been submitted, and the student’s coursework has been verified, the certificate will appear on the transcript. Please contact Dr. Tayler Kent for any questions regarding the Global Studies Certificate.