Global Academic Offerings
Becker College developed interdisciplinary programs in Global Citizenship as part of its participating in the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory project.
Bachelor of Arts in Global Citizenship
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.
Global Citizenship Concentration
Through this concentration, students interested in worldwide societies and cultures, international markets, government, and issues related to justice and social responsibility uncover an inspiring course of study for understanding our ever-changing world. Courses cover a wide range of areas, including anthropology, history, religion, literature, business, social psychology, global citizenship and community engagement, and more. Opportunities for travel, service learning immersion, and internships are integrated into the curriculum.
Global Citizenship Minor
Students who elect to minor in Global Citizenship focus their coursework on putting the Becker College Global Citizenship Attribute Statement and Core Values of community, diversity, and social responsibility into action. Students take required courses that give them a broad understanding of diversity, communication, and engagement with a global community, as well as electives that allow them to sharpen their focus on specific issues.
Global Citizenship and Community Engagement Course
The Global Citizenship and Community Engagement course focuses on global citizenship, in general, and the value of and commitment to local service learning in particular. This course serves to enhance our institutional priority for global and community engagement. The course also relates to the mission of the college and its core values of community, diversity, and social responsibility.
This course combines an academic study of the foundations of global citizenship with direct involvement in the experience of community outreach. Woven into the course is an emphasis on various skills needed in interacting with others in diverse communities. Emphasis is on social responsibility, civic engagement, interpersonal and leadership skills, and critical analysis appreciation for diversity.
Women’s Emergent Leadership Institute (Certificate)
Emergent leadership is a key trait that is in high demand by a range of industries; such leadership is integral to building strong teams and utilizing innovation to create effective and transformational change.
The Women’s Emergent Leadership Institute (WELI) at Becker College is a uniquely designed certificate program that focuses on developing emergent leaders—those who are capable of successfully navigating chaos and complexity, inspiring others through a collaborative and innovative point of view, and nurturing an organization and its culture to ensure sustainability.