The Global Citizenship Program

The Global Citizenship Program is a set of undergraduate degree requirements and a general education program developed by Webster University to help prepare students to confront global problems and 21st century challenges. All new Webster undergraduate students complete the Global Citizenship Program as a part of their degree.

The program comprises courses that cover:

a) six knowledge areas:

  • Roots of Cultures
  • Social Systems & Human Behavior
  • Physical & Natural World
  • Global  Understanding
  • Arts Appreciation
  • Quantitative Literacy

b) five skills areas:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Oral Communication
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Written Communication
  • Intercultural Competence

The mission of the Global Citizenship Program is to ensure that every undergraduate emerges from Webster University with the core competencies required for responsible global citizenship in the 21st century.

The Global Citizenship Program cultivates knowledge, skills, and integration. It supports integrative learning and gives students a deep and broad education which is important in today’s rapidly changing society where one must be able to manage uncertainty to be successful. Our graduates will confront unanticipated challenges, doing jobs that don't yet exist, as they contribute to solving local, regional, and global problems.

By helping them develop knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, intellectual and practical skills, understanding of personal and global responsibility, and the abilities to integrate and apply what is learned, the Global Citizenship Program is designed to help Webster students excel in this new world.

You can find more information about the Global Citizenship Program on our main campus website.

For further information on Vienna’s Global Citizenship Program, please contact the Head of the Global Citizenship Program.