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Complete the form to learn more about earning a degree in global studies.
ACU’s Department of History and Global Studies strives to provide an understanding of the experiences of humankind; to stimulate thought concerning various institutions, ideas and cultures; and to promote ethical standards in keeping with the Christian faith.
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies Degree Details
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 54 credit hours + Electives: 18 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Religion in Global Context
Peace, Power, and Politics
International Poverty & Development
Africa in Global Context
History and Global Studies
Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
Global studies is an emerging field of study with nearly endless possibilities for the future. As an academic field, global studies explores the interconnectedness of a world that is increasingly shaped by processes of globalization, offering multiple perspectives on the contemporary world and its complexities. The breadth of study – in political science, history, culture studies, language, economics, and environmental studies – prepares students with knowledge and skills essential for responsible citizenship, service and productive work in the global community.
Outside the Classroom
You will have many opportunities for growth outside the classroom, including:
- Field school experience
- Studying or teaching abroad
- Phi Alpha Delta honor society
Unlike certain professional degrees qualifying you for a specific career, a degree in global studies provides you significant flexibility. From international business to journalism to economic development, the sky’s the limit for a graduate who can demonstrate sophisticated academic knowledge, cross-cultural experience, internship experience and language skills.
Consider some of these career opportunities:
- International rights lawyer
- Economic development expert
- Cross-cultural ministry director
- Global energy analyst
- Global health practitioner
- Foreign service professional
- International policy analyst