Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

Intercultural communication is becoming increasingly valuable in our globalized, connected world. Our interdisciplinary global studies degree exposes you to coursework in history, political science, language, economics and environmental studies. With an international studies degree, you’ll develop a rich understanding of other cultures and find careers in a variety of fields, including business, government, missions, teaching and medicine. If you’re passionate about all things international, global studies is the degree plan for you.

Intercultural communication is becoming increasingly valuable in our globalized, connected world. Our interdisciplinary global studies degree exposes you to coursework in history, political science, language, economics and environmental studies. With an international studies degree, you’ll develop a rich understanding of other cultures and find careers in a variety of fields, including business, government, missions, teaching and medicine. If you’re passionate about all things international, global studies is the degree plan for you.

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Mission

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.

Program Structure

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.

Required

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 54 credit hours + Electives: 18 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework 

Religion in Global Context
Peace, Power, and Politics
International Poverty & Development
Africa in Global Context

Minor Available

Yes

Department

History and Global Studies

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

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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
  • Internships
  • Studying or teaching abroad
  • Phi Alpha Delta honor society

Careers

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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