With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, along with credit (or credit-by-exam) for four semesters of the same modern foreign language, students may earn a BDP certificate in Global Studies. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Global Studies BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).
Foundation Courses [4 hours]
- Forum Seminar
- History and Theory Course
Courses in a Strand [6-9 hours]
- Cultures in Context
- International Conflict
- International Political and Economic Development
- International Trade
- Transnational Security and Terrorism
Connecting Experiences [6-9 hours]
BDP advisors assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to Global Studies. Students are encouraged to complete at least one connecting experience abroad.
3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.
BDP Certificate in Global Studies
Courses counting toward a BDP in Global Studies may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.