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Cultures and Communication

University of Richmond
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
University of Richmond

Program description

Cultures and Communication

Global Studies is a rigorous but flexible interdisciplinary major with a cross-cultural emphasis. The major offers the opportunity to take courses across departments and schools at the University of Richmond and requires at least a semester of study abroad. Students majoring in Global Studies select one of four concentrations, each coordinated by advisors with special expertise in the areas.

Students work with faculty advisors to choose additional electives, including courses taken abroad, within each concentration. Course selections should comprise an interdisciplinary mix of courses from anthropology, art history, classics, communications, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, law, leadership, literature, music, political science, religion, sociology, theater, and women's studies. Within each concentration, eight units must be selected from three or more departments with no more than three units from a single department. While studying abroad students are encouraged to work with faculty advisors to identify courses not listed in the Richmond catalog that complement their academic program.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Skills and Applied Courses

Analytic and applied understandings of intercultural communications. Two courses, chosen from:

  • Field Methods in Ethnography
  • Museum Studies
  • Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics
  • Literary Translation
  • News Media and Society
  • Introductory Linguistics
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Rhetoric in a Globalized World

Complex Problems

Explore challenges and stakes of efforts to communicate across borders, cultures, assumptions, and beliefs. Two courses, chosen from:

  • Sexuality and Gender Across Cultures
  • Tourism and Anthropology
  • ST: Tech, Surveillence and The Media
  • Economics of the European Union
  • The Global Impact of Climate Change
  • Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and After
  • Human Rights and Revolution in the Atlantic World (1750-1850)
  • Brexit: A History
  • Food and Power in Africa and Asia
  • Literature and Social Change in Eastern Europe
  • Representing the Holocaust
  • Insiders and Outsiders: Arabic Encounters with the West
  • Politics of Cultural Pluralism
  • Sociology of War
  • Human Rights and Revolution in the Atlantic World (1750-1850)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.


Skills You Will Gain as an Global Studies Major

  • Evaluating evidence
  • Working with original sources in many fields
  • Reading for content and structure
  • Research and writing
  • Listening carefully
  • Collaborating as part of a team
  • Understanding cultural diversity

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University of Richmond

Located six miles from a vibrant capital city, the University of Richmond provides a collaborative learning and research environment unlike any other, offering 3,000 undergraduates from 70+ countries an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts and sciences with a top-ranked...

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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