Global Honors Pathways

Students who do not pursue a Minor in Global Engagement may choose one of three Program Pathways ranging between 12 and 24 credits - Global Scholar, Global Leadership, or Global Citizenship. These are tailored to individual learning needs and combine three pillars of professional excellence - scholarly advancement, effective leadership, and community engagement. All three pathways, and especially the Global Honors distinction, can considerably enhance your academic resume.

All students are encouraged to consider the benefits of the full Minor in Global Engagement or Global Scholar curriculum, but Global Leadership and Global Citizenship provide added flexibility for those who wish to avail of our signature opportunities without overburdening a busy academic schedule. They also pose excellent experiential learning opportunities.

Students are asked to commit to completing the Minor in Global Engagement or one of these three pathways, but they are not expected to specify exactly which at the time of enrollment. They are also encouraged to consider the benefits of the Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement.

Specific details for individual courses can be found here.

Global Scholar (21-24 credits)

For students who want to complete the Program in its entirety. Typically, one 2-5 credit course is completed each quarter of the first and second years, including the introductory TGH 203 or TGH 300, all three core classes (TGH 301, 302 and 303), and a credited Research Methods seminar, TGH 490. This scholarly journey culminates in a substantial capstone thesis, and study abroad is strongly encouraged.

Benefits include:

Global Leadership (17-22 credits)

For students who want to complete most of the core curriculum. Typically, four to five 2-5 credit courses are completed, including the introductory TGH 203 or TGH 300, plus two or three of the core classes (TGH 301, 302 and 303). A Research Methods Workshop is also included to prepare for the experiential learning capstone, which typically involves a leadership themed internship. Students have some flexibility in spreading these requirements across two years, depending which core classes are selected.

Benefits include:

  • Global Scholar Award
  • Global Leadership certification
  • Graduation cord
  • Access to Program resources including the Global Honors Reading Room
  • Flexible capstone options including leadership development themed internships

Global Citizenship (12-17 credits)

For students who want to complete some of the core curriculum. Typically, three to four 2-5 credit courses are completed, including the introductory TGH 203 or TGH 300, plus one or two of the core classes (TGH 301, 302 and 303). A Research Methods Workshop is also included to prepare for the experiential learning capstone, which typically involves a citizenship themed internship. Students have flexibility in spreading these requirements across two years, depending which core class(es) is (are) selected.

Benefits include:

  • Global Scholar Award
  • Global Citizenship certification
  • Graduation cord
  • Access to Program resources including the Global Honors Reading Room
  • Flexible capstone options including community engagement themed internships