Department of Global Studies and Human Geography


Welcome to Global Studies and Human Geography! 

David Carleton, Dept ChairGlobal Studies and Human Geography prepares you to succeed in an increasingly globalized world.  Our students study global change and the movement of people and resources in the world, focusing in particular on the spatial aspects of issues, communities, and cultures.  They develop skills in critical thinking and complex analysis, written and verbal communications, and how to work effectively across cultures – the skills needed to work and thrive in the modern world.  Nearly all of our majors and minors go abroad during their studies, often on study abroad trips led by our faculty.  These opportunities are life-changing experiences; our students gain confidence, friendships, and experiences working internationally that allows them to thrive after graduation. Our students go on to leadership positions in NGOs and non-profits, government, and business.

I am happy to talk with you about GS+HG to see if it is a good fit for you and your personal goals.  Contact me anytime at

Dr. David Carleton, Chair    

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