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Global Studies

Global studies is an interdisciplinary study of political, economic, legal, ecological and cultural interconnectedness used to map global change. Predominant subjects within global studies include politics, law, economics, culture and the arts on an international level. 

As a global studies student, you will study abroad and learn how to relate your knowledge of a particular part of the world to the larger trends and issues that affect the whole globe.


ENGL 1013 Composition I
HIST 1033 World Civ to 1500 OR HIST 1043 World Civilizations Since 1500
Foreign Language of your choice (3 hours)
College Algebra or equivalent (3 hours)
Directed elective (3 hours)

ENGL 1023 Composition II
Lab science class (4 hours)
Foreign language of your choice (3 hours)
Directed elective (3 hours)

Study Abroad Credit Options

See degree plan

Foreign language (3 hours)
Lab science (4 hours)
Social Science class if not completed (3 hours)
Directed elective (3 hours)
Approved elective (3 hours)

Foreign language (3 hours) (if not completed in a study abroad program)

 HIST 2003 History of American People to 1877
 HIST 2013 History of American People Since 1877
 PLSC 2003 American National Government Directed elective (6 hours)
Approved elective (4 hours)

Study Abroad Credit Options (3 hours)



AA Option Global Studies



Those who pursue a degree in global studies may find job opportunities in the following occupations:

  • Civil Service Worker
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consular / Embassy Assistant
  • Management Consultant
  • Human Resources for a global company
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • International Development Consultant
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Legal Assistant