We offer students a unique academic program tailored to their creative and career interests. Through field research, study abroad, internships and other opportunities, students explore the economic, political, social and environmental processes that shape our world, preparing them to solve complex problems in a rapidly evolving global society.
Our program includes an introduction to globalization and the methods used for discovering solutions to contemporary global problems, foreign language training, at least one semester of a study abroad or other international experience, and a culminating project that proposes solutions to a global problem within a local context.
In addition, our majors complete at least four courses to form a concentration related to one of the critical concerns of mercy or some other aspect of socioeconomic inequality. Designed by the end of the sophomore year, concentrations reflect students’ research interests and are planned in consultation with program faculty.
Life After Salve
Our graduates are well prepared for careers in international business, international relations, social services, language services, education, communications, international public law, international trade and tourism.
Recent alumni have become interpreters, served overseas in the Peace Corps and worked in the U.S. Department of State. Others have entered graduate programs in urban planning, human rights and global governance at institutions such as American University, Boston College, Brandeis University, Columbia University, Harvard University and New York University.
At Salve, the variety of courses I was offered and the Core Curriculum enabled me to keep up with political, economic and religious conversations professionally. No matter how much you may think math, science or history is irrelevant to your future professional plans, the liberal arts education absolutely makes us a strong group of well-rounded students. Employers love that.
Hannah Cazzetta ’15, graduate student in international higher education, Boston College