Undergraduate

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies (GSS) offers the following undergraduate majors and minors, as well as certificate programs and internship opportunities. GSS also hosts an energetic Undergraduate Student Club, and three nationality-recognized honors societies.

For Degree requirements, please click on the links below.

Majors:

BA in Global Studies- Anthropology Major

BA in in Global Studies- Sociology Major

BA in Global Studies- Geography Major

BA in Global Studies- Interdisciplinary and Area Studies Major

Other Degrees/Majors:

These are our old majors that we are no longer offering to incoming students. 

BA in Sociology/Anthropology

BA in Geography with a Social Studies Education Major

BA in Geography

BA in Global Studies

*No new admissions after July 1, 2021.

Minors

Minor in Geography

The minor in Geography requires the completion of the following courses, which must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

Lower Division (6 credits)

  • GEA 2000 – World Regional Geography
  • GEO 2000 – Introduction to Geography

Upper Division (9 credits; 3000-level or higher)

  • Three upper-division geography courses, at least one with a GEA-prefix and at least one with a GEO prefix. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) courses from any department also qualify, such as GIS 3048, Applications of GIS; SYA 4353, GIS & Latin American Societies; SYD 4610, GIS & Social Research. GEO 3510 - Earth Resources - cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement.


Minor in Sociology/Anthropology

The minor in Anthropology/Sociology requires the completion of the following courses, which must be passed with a grade "C" or better. Students are not required, but are recommended, to take either ANT 2000 or SYG 2000, or both. Such students may take the program's courses exclusively in Anthropology or Sociology, or may combine courses in the two disciplines.

Core Requirements (3 credits)

Take one of the following courses:

  • ANT 3034 - Anthropological Theories
  • SYA 4010 - Sociological Theories
  • SYA 4011 - Social Theory

Upper Division Electives (12 credits)

  • Four additional upper-division
  • Anthropology or Sociology courses (3000 level or higher) including Theory and Methods courses.

Certificates

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Certificate in Applied Social Science Research Methods
Certificate in Coastal and Marine Affairs

Internships

As a major in anthropology, geography, sociology, or global studies, you have the option of participating in internship opportunities with local businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations for up to six hours of elective credit. During an internship, you will have the chance to work alongside professionals in the real world, apply what you have learned in the classroom, make connections with local community members, develop relationships with professionals in the fields of your career interests, and potentially find a future employer.

Internships

As a major in anthropology, geography, sociology, or global studies, you have the option of participating in internship opportunities with local businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations for up to six hours of elective credit. During an internship, you will have the chance to work alongside professionals in the real world, apply what you have learned in the classroom, make connections with local community members, develop relationships with professionals in the fields of your career interests, and potentially find a future employer.

For more information, including how to apply, see GSS Undergraduate Internships

Undergraduate Advising

Students can login to Campus Solutions ( my.fiu) to access Panther Success Network, the student portal. From the home page, click on Academic Advising, then on Success Network. Once logged in to PSN, students can make an appointment with their assigned advisor, read or send a message, access prior advisor reports, view their information, etc.

It is recommended to set up an appointment with your assigned advisor every semester to make sure you are on track, especially the closer you are to your last semester. The middle of the semester is the best time to make an appointment for next semester, this way we have more time to devote to you.

GSS Professional Advisor: Grey Fernandez, greferna@fiu.edu, Modesto Maidique Campus - SIPA #302; Telephone; 305-348-7266

GSS Faculty Academic Advisor: You can make an appointment to see Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, GSS Faculty Academic Advisor by calling 305-348-2247, or send him an email to rmgonzal@fiu.edu.