St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus
This major is new as of the fall 2018 semester. Major specific courses will begin fall 2019.
As the global community becomes increasingly interdependent, we are faced with new political, cultural, economic, social, and environmental realities, along with many new challenges. In response to these challenges, graduates must enhance their knowledge and skills across national and disciplinary boundaries.
With a Bachelor of Arts in Global Development and Sustainability from St. John’s University, you learn to develop systemic solutions that promote global solidarity and to effectively strategize in response to rapid global change. The program provides you with a broad framework for understanding global and sustainable development, and deepens your knowledge of our global community. You have the option to select either the Science or Social Science program track to fit your individual interests and career goals.
Our thoroughly interdisciplinary curriculum incorporates courses from across the liberal arts. Grounded in our University Mission, the program also incorporates Academic-Service Learning, as well as study abroad and global internship opportunities to enhance your professional and international experience.
Barbara Koziak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Director
St. John Hall, 234J
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online.
The B.A. in Global Development and Sustainability curriculum includes an array of interdisciplinary courses from across the liberal arts, an internship experience, and a capstone seminar. You also complete four elective courses from the program track you choose.
Requirements for the major are as follows:
Language and Intercultural Communication
Principles of Economics I
Principles of Economics II
Economic Growth and Development
Theories in Global and Sustainable Development
Health, Food, and the Environment
Capstone Seminar in Global and Sustainable Development
Human Rights, Social Justice, Peace-Building, and Conflict Resolution
One language course at the 3000 level
Choose from among approved electives in either the Social Science or Science track.
Choose four courses from among the following:
Introduction to General Chemistry
Global Environmental Politics and Policies
Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development
World Regional Geography
Natural Resources and World Development
Issues in Environmental Conservation
Science of Weather
Energy and Environment
Social Science Track
Social Change in a Global World
Food and Culture
Anthropology of Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Politics of Environment and Development
Politics of Developing Countries
Gender and Development
As a St. John’s University student, you benefit from our enviable location in dynamic New York City. Through our renowned faculty and Office of Career Services, you have access to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area.
You also have the opportunity for an international academic or internship experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters.