Cultural understanding, contextual knowledge, collaborative skills, and innovative thinking are some of the competencies essential to navigate our complex and interdependent world. The Minor in Global Engagement offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates theory with practice and that connects students to the places and communities they are studying through its community-engaged seminars. Benefits of the Minor in Global Engagement include full Global Honors credentials and transcription.
Global Honors Pathways resulting in certification are available for those not pursuing the minor.
The Global Honors Program and the for-credit, certified Experiential Learning opportunities offered through the Institute for Global Engagement provide the following benefits for students:
- Opportunity to work closely and build professional relationships with internationally reputed faculty as well as leaders in the community serving as Partners-in-Residence or on the IGE’s Community Advisory Board.
- Access to merit awards and privately funded scholarships for research in exciting, relevant, and far-reaching global topics.
- Travel abroad and cultural exchanges with students and faculty.
- Participation in innovative, community-engaged seminars with access to a vast network of leaders and professionals in globally-connected area institutions.
- Membership in small-size cohorts with critically engaged classmates drawn from a diverse range of majors and cultural backgrounds.
- Opportunity to complete a Minor that transcends the typical classroom setting to include co-curricular, social, and community engagement activities with a peer group of emergent leaders.
- Opportunity to develop career readiness and essential professional connections through executive level hybrid mentorship/internship opportunities and study abroad.
- Honors credentials that demonstrate academic excellence, cultural competencies and critical thinking skills essential for careers and graduate studies. Graduates of the Program have gone on to careers in law, finance, healthcare, education, business, and politics, to name a few. Those going on to graduate school have secured admission among the top institutions in the world, including Oxford and Cornell.
Objectives of Minor
Learning objectives and educational outcomes of the Global Honors Program and Minor in Global Engagement can be found here.
The Minor in Global Engagement requires 25 credits:
- 17 credits from Global Honors courses including 2-5 from the introductory TGH 203 or TGH 300, plus 15 from the core courses TGH 301, TGH 302, and TGH 303.
- 8 credits from Global Honors capstone courses including 3 from the preparatory TGH 490 and TGH 491, plus 5 from TGH 494, TGH 495, or TGH 496.
NOTE: As per the honors cohort model, Global Honors courses are intended to be taken sequentially over the course of two years. Flexible alternatives may be available on a case-by-case basis for students with limited schedule availability.
Admission Requirements / How to Declare
NOTE: Admission to the Minor in Global Engagement is limited to students admitted to the Global Honors Program. Find out more about eligibility on the Admissions page.
You can declare a minor by using the same request to declare/change major form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. If you have any questions about this process, please see your advisor.