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Students who earn a grade of B or better in five 3000-4000 Global Scholar courses and who have an institutional grade-point average of 3.0 or higher at the time of graduation will be recognized as Global Scholars. Courses with the Global Scholars designation are noted in the catalog course description.

Courses that count toward the Global Scholar Distinction may be from the major or from other disciplines across the university. However, the intent of the Global Scholar Distinction initiative is for students to earn this designation within the bounds of their current undergraduate program. Students are not encouraged to take additional classes beyond those in their major, elective area, or minor (if applicable) in pursuit of this distinction. Find more information on the GSU 2020-21 Course Catalog.

Global Scholar courses can be found throughout the university. By Fall 2019, 430 courses were listed as Global Scholar courses. Each year, departments identify existing courses or add new courses with global content to the Global Scholars course list. Availability of courses may change by semester.

EXAMPLES: 

Study Abroad Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

  • WORLD LANGUAGES – 3000-4000 Level Courses
  • APPLIED LINGUISTICS 4151: COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES

College of the Arts

  • ART HISTORY 4610: 20TH CENTURY ART OF EUROPE & US

Robinson College of Business

  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 3000: GLOBALIZATION & BUSINESS PRACTICES

College of Nursing and Health Professions

  • CNHP 3000: COMMUNICATION & CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

  • ECONOMICS 4220: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS & POLICY

School of Public Health (List of All Approved Public Health Courses)

  • PHPH 4050: HEALTH EQUITY & DISPARITIES: URBAN & GLOBAL HEALTH CHALLENGES

Watch the video to learn how to find these courses in GoSolar or PAWS.

Contact Information

For course designation questions, please contact Kimberly Henshaw, Office of International Initiatives (kgriffin25@gsu.edu).

For Global Scholar student questions, please contact Diana Wrenn Rapp, Atlanta Global Studies Center (dwrenn1@gsu.edu).