Online Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

Study global issues at one of the top universities in the nation. The Online Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Global Studies, is designed to link theory with global issues and action through policy.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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The online Global Studies (BA) degree program, offered through The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, examines the causes and consequences of problems that cross national boundaries and the governance of these problems in social, cultural and economic contexts. The online BA in Global Studies aims to address real-world problems and their solutions. This mission is enabled by an internationally recognized faculty that has extensive global experience from a wide variety of disciplines in the social sciences, humanities and law. The online BA in Global Studies program uses teaching, research and public policy activities to address some of the most challenging issues that include:

  • built environments
  • economic and social development
  • global cities and urbanization
  • global governance of health and climate change
  • justice and human rights
  • religious identities, rights and conflicts
  • world culture

This online degree program prepares students for professional and graduate training while providing broad foundational knowledge for future decision-makers in government, business and policy entities. Graduates of the online Global Studies (BA) degree program have found positions in government offices, Foreign Service, local and national newspapers and nonprofit organizations.

Featured courses


SGS 204: Professional Global Career Development


SGS 305: Empirical Political Inquiry (SB)


SGS 401: Political Statistics (CS)


SGS 101: Thinking Globally: The Individual and Authority (SB & G)


SGS 484: Internship


SGS 484: Global Experience


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Advocate


Growth: 16.4 %
Salary: $33,120

Community Specialist


Growth: 13.2 %
Salary: $41,570

Data Management Specialist


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $88,510

Database Administrator (DBA)


Growth: 11.5 %
Salary: $87,020

Emergency Manager


Growth: 7.7 %
Salary: $72,760

Field Researcher


Growth: 2.5 %
Salary: $54,270

Green Marketer


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $106,130

Human Behavior Researcher


Growth: 4.3 %
Salary: $46,000

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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