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Students are drawn to Becker College because they identify with our vision and mission to deliver to each student a transformational learning experience—anchored by academic excellence, social responsibility, and creative expression—that prepares graduates to thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society. Becker attracts creative and adaptive students interested in participating in service learning courses and trips and in courses and programs focused on global citizenship and opportunities for community service.
The Bachelor of Arts in Global Citizenship at Becker College, the first of its kind in the country, responds to students’ sense of urgency to live the Becker mission and core values of community, diversity, and social responsibility. This degree is distinguished from majors in global studies or international relations found at other American colleges and universities. The Becker degree reflects a shift towards issues of social justice and human rights and provides a more engaged role for students as they adapt their scholarship to real-life applications. Graduates will fulfill a growing demand for globally competent and cross-culturally trained employees.
The degree integrates multidisciplinary coursework, language proficiency, opportunities for service learning through domestic and international travel, place-based community projects and internships, and a yearlong senior capstone seminar where students will synthesize the work of earlier courses and undertake action research.
A central and distinguished feature of Becker’s global citizenship degree is that it prepares students to navigate complexity with an agile mindset developing competencies in empathy, divergent thinking, entrepreneurial outlook, and social and emotional intelligence. The integration of Becker’s Global Learning Outcomes give students the knowledge, aptitudes, and skills to understand the world through the eyes of others so that they can be genuine, effective, and respected partners.
Potential areas of graduate study for the major in global citizenship include international relations, economics, social policy, anthropology, sociology, public/community health, peace and conflict resolution, political science, environmental science, cross-cultural studies, and public policy.
Career opportunities include the following areas: government (U.S. Foreign Service, State Department, United Nations, Environmental Protection Agency), and international non-government organizations such as the Peace Corps, United Way, CARE, UNICEF, Greenpeace, and Amnesty International; public health (World Health Organization, Partners in Health, Red Cross); business (World Bank, World Trade Organization), finance, banking; education (English as a Second Language), teaching abroad, international education; international relations (conflict resolution, social justice, refugee assistance, immigration), law (human rights, international, environmental); and public policy.
For more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Global Citizenship, call 877.523.2537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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