Overview

The Global Affairs major prepares Yale undergraduates to solve today’s most pressing global challenges.

The Global Affairs major is designed to give students the social science research tools to solve today’s most pressing global challenges. It is a truly interdisciplinary program with courses in nearly all departments at Yale. The major includes about 60 students per class selected by competitive admissions.

In the fall of senior year, Global Affairs majors complete the Capstone Course, a unique public policy project on behalf of a real client, supervised by a faculty member. Students often travel to the client’s location.

Many Jackson undergraduates spend their summers abroad. The Jackson Institute provides fellowships for student projects including internships and independent research projects related to international affairs. Learn more

Wondering who studies Global Affairs? Meet a few of our majors.