Online Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
In an increasingly globalized society, it’s crucial that today’s leaders understand the impact of economics, the environment, culture, governance, human rights and religion throughout the world. Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in global studies incorporates insights from multiple disciplines to support your growth as a student and a professional with an international focus.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is the purpose of global studies?
Explorations in global studies are designed to give you the tools needed to thrive in a globalized society and economy. By developing an understanding of how culture, trade, religion and international organizations affect individuals, countries and other entities throughout the globe, you can work toward becoming a change agent for important issues worldwide. The goal of this program is to connect theory with practice and policy as they pertain to global challenges.
Specifically, you’ll be encouraged to identify and address pressing global problems around issues like:
- Climate change.
- Economic and social development.
- Global conflicts.
- Human rights.
By understanding these complex issues, you can strive to create new solutions.
What is a global studies degree?
The global studies degree is an undergraduate program that brings together multiple fields of study, including political science, sociology, history, economics and geography, to facilitate a more comprehensive foundation in how our interconnected world functions. With an emphasis on today’s emerging problems, internationally recognized faculty from a wide variety of perspectives can encourage you to imagine new solutions for global concerns. While completing the program, you’ll have the chance to engage in a global experience, which could take the form of an internship abroad or another international opportunity. The program also prioritizes coursework that focuses on global institutions and how to build a career in international organizational settings.
Featured global studies courses
Courses in the global studies major draw from a broad array of perspectives. Coursework covers topics like statistics, political inquiry, cultural understanding, global justice and more. In the capstone, you’ll have the chance to complete an internship abroad. You may also take part in a different global experience. Courses in the major include:
SGS 101: Thinking Globally (SB & G)
SGS 204: Professional Global Career Development
SGS 484: Internship
SGS 484: Global Experience
What kind of job can I get with a global studies degree?
Graduates of the global studies degree may work for government or foreign service offices, global businesses or nonprofit organizations. Examples of potential career paths include:
Global studies degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student 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).
An educational experience that crosses borders and transcends disciplines
The 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.