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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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.

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Global Studies is the home to prestigious faculty who hold Foundation Professorships and are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our internationally recognized faculty members orient their work toward solving real-world problems by drawing on expertise in diverse disciplines, including:

  • anthropology
  • economics
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • planning
  • political science
  • sociology

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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:

Example Careers

  • Archivist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Economist
  • Historian
  • Government Programs Specialist


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