Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Global Citizenship Concentration

The concentration in Global Citizenship is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and values to live their lives as citizens and workers who thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society.  Courses and experiences have a commitment to community engagement, global awareness, cross-cultural immersion, ethical reasoning, and problem-solving.  The concentration will enable students to understand the world through the eyes of others and teach them how their actions can affect, and be affected by, people around the world.

Whether students pursue advanced study or careers in education, international relations, politics, media, public policy, or non-profit organizations, they will find in the global citizenship concentration an inspiring course of study for understanding our changing world.  Travel, service learning, place-based projects, immersion experiences, and an internship form the foundation for the concentration.

Potential areas of graduate study for Liberal Arts majors with the Global Citizenship concentration 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.

For more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Global Citizenship Concentration, call 877.523.2537 or email

Curriculum: To view the curriculum for the Global Citizenship Concentration, please visit the Becker College Course Catalog, pages 109-111.

Global Learning and Student Outcomes

Global learning is the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students acquire through a variety of experiences allowing them to understand world cultures and events, to analyze global systems, to appreciate and respect cultural differences, and to demonstrate compassion and concern for others.  This learning will be applied to their lives as citizens so that they may thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society.

The purpose of articulating learning competencies is to ensure that all students at Becker College participate in global learning during their undergraduate program.  A competency is an ability, skill, knowledge, or attitude that can be demonstrated, observed, or measured.  These 15 outcomes are meant to be campus-wide and are appropriate for consideration in the curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular domains.  Outcomes are aligned with the College’s mission, core values, general education goals, and reflect the culture of the institution.

Global Perspectives (Knowledge)

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Intercultural Communication and Cross-Cultural Adjustment (Skills)

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Social Justice and Sustainable Development (Attitudes)

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