Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Global Studies

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a rich understanding of other cultures. This kind of intercultural communication is becoming increasingly valuable in our globalized, connected world. A background in Global Studies can open up careers in a variety of fields, including business, government, missions, teaching, medicine, and others.

Careers for Global Studies majors

Students of Global Studies will focus their courses within three main categories:

The Global Studies program at ACU equips students with the following skills:

  • Understanding and interaction with people who are culturally diverse
  • Knowledge of other cultures, languages, and institutions
  • Ability to analyze and communicate across cultural or national lines
  • Ability to adapt and appreciate others and their lifestyles
  • Ability to understand and adapt programs, products, and services to the cultural background of the audience
  • Language skills
  • Problem-solving skills

GLST Departmental requirements for the B.A. in Global Studies are as follows:

  1. Foreign language, 0-12 hours:  The student must demonstrate intermediate sophomore-level proficiency in a second language, depending upon degree emphasis. Credit hours in other languages may be transferred from other institutions.
  2. Global Studies Core Courses:
    1. ECON 260 Principles of Macroeconomics
    2. ENGL 232 World Literature II
    3. GLST 120 Introduction to Global Studies
    4. GLST 499 Global Studies Seminar (capstone and writing intensive course)
    5. HIST 131 World History
    6. POLS 227 Introduction to International Relations
  3. Global History, Culture, and Structures Selections
    1. Global History 3-6 hours: HIST 414, 416, 436, 451, 474, 478, 479, 490, 495
    2. Global Culture 9-15 hours: BMIS 245, 371, 391, 420, 458, COMS 345, ENGL 232, 499, SPAN or FREN (300-499), GEOG 354, GLST 212, 214, 217
    3. Global Structures 9-15 hours: AENV 130, BUSA 419, COMS 383, ECON 438, ENVR 420, GEOG 235, HIST 451, POLS 344, 357, 358, 360, 361, 385, 484, 485, 487
  4. Electives 21-33 hours (a minor is encouraged)
  5. A minimum GPA of 2.7 for courses in major.

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