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Human Behaviors, Cultures, Languages, and Literatures

Global and Intercultural Studies


  • Oxford
  • Co-Major
  • On Campus
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Understand Global Connections

The Global and Intercultural Studies co-major enhances your primary degree through the exploration of global power systems, cultures, and economic and political trends. You’ll learn to solve contemporary problems with interdisciplinary perspectives and an understanding of the forces that shape and are shaped by our interconnected world.

Contact Info

Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisor

Department of Global and Intercultural Studies

120 MacMillan Hall

531 E Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The courses you choose will open up a wealth of career opportunities — not lock you into one occupation. You’ll extend your education way beyond the classroom to every area of your life.

  • GIC 101 Global and Intercultural Studies
  • GIC 286 Data, Ethics, and Society
  • GIC 301 Approaches to Global and Intercultural Studies: Globalization and Belonging
  • GIC 487 Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Depending on the student's primary major, career paths for students pursuing this co-major may include state department appointments, nongovernmental or nonprofit organizations, small start‐up companies, large corporations and utilities, or other state or federal agencies.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Veronica Ruiz-Krause
  • The National Guard is very humanitarian based. In GIC, we talked a lot about how to improve the lives of others and if we even can. My co-major goes really well with the work I do today.

    Veronica Ruiz-Krause '18
    Second Lieutenant, Ohio Army National Guard

Admissions and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

You must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University.

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