Students interested in reserving your spot at Point Park University for Fall 2022 should pay a tuition deposit by August 1. Paying your deposit allows you to take advantage of class registration and housing options.
To make a difference in the global community, you have to understand the global community.
Our humanities and analytical-based, cross-disciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree program in global cultural studies will give you an understanding of the complexities of the world, along with the critical thinking and communication skills needed to make agile, confident and informed decisions in the workplace.
You'll be prepared to make meaningful contributions to both local and global communities.
In addition to studying in the internationally-recognized city of Pittsburgh, students are also encouraged to spend a semester studying abroad.
Global cultural studies majors are encouraged to use their 18 elective credits for a minor in one of the following areas:
Courses & Topics
You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the global cultural studies major. Courses in the program include:
Anthropology of Belief
Global Cultural Studies Practicum
Global Cultural Studies Senior Thesis
Global Political Ecology
Global Social Change
Human Rights in Theory and Practice
Literature, Performing Arts and Politics: A Global View
Marx and Marxism
Modern World Systems
Wealthy White Males
Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom
Learn from faculty who work with global companies and organizations and gain access to experts on global and social issues through various speakers series.
Monday, February 21, 2022
Point Park University sociology professor Marion W. Dixon, Ph.D., has won a $20,000 fellowship from the Tiny Beam Fund, an organization devoted to understanding and addressing the complex problem of industrial animal production around the world.
Monday, October 25, 2021
"The best thing about the Global Cultural Studies program is that it showed me the real-world perspective. It is mind-opening and answers questions you never thought you could have theorized. It makes you think and truly look at nations, institutions, news and people through different lenses."
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Faculty members Marion Dixon, Ph.D., and Dora Ion, Ph.D., discuss how humanities and social sciences graduates of Point Park University are ready to enter many career fields upon graduation — from advocacy to local government to education to journalism.