Global Resource Systems

What is Global Resource Systems?

Global Resource Systems studies the way the world uses its limited resources to create sustainable systems. And for our students, the most valuable education takes place outside of the classroom. By integrating social, natural, and economic sciences, GRS majors learn how to efficiently impact public health, food and agriculture, and environmental systems on an international level. International internships directly expose students to their area of expertise to understand how fields interact on a global scale. With GRS you can take courses that change the course of world issues.

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    • Senior Vice President, Cargill Todd Hall

      “At Cargill, we are extremely excited about Iowa State’s GRS program. The quality of students the major attracts, the global experiences the students get and the leadership opportunities afforded them has prepared them to make a huge difference for employers and in the world. The opportunity for Cargill to become a founding partner, helping Iowa State establish this World Class program, is a great fit with our noble purpose to be The Global Leader in Nourishing People.”

    • Executive Director at Self-Help International Nora Tobin

      “Solving the world’s greatest challenges is going to require a new generation of problem solvers who have both the passion to take action, and the technical skills and cultural competence to address those challenges in a sustainable manner. At Self-Help International, we recruit from the GRS program at Iowa State because it prepares students with both the hard and soft skills necessary to contribute meaningfully in the international development sector.”