Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

ACU’s Global Studies major will make your career a worldwide adventure!

Are you drawn to all things cross-cultural: meeting people from other cultures, the sounds and tastes of exotic places, understanding international events and trends?

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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What can you do after graduation?

  • International Rights Lawyer
  • Economic Development Expert
  • Cross-Cultural Ministry Director
  • Global Energy Analyst
  • Global Health Practitioner
  • Foreign Service Professional
  • Import/Export Agent
  • International Policy Analyst 

Clubs and Activities

Students in the Department of History & Global Studies have many opportunities for growth outside the classroom, including:

  • Field school experience
  • Internships
  • Study/teaching abroad
  • Phi Alpha Delta (professional society)
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Degree Details

Global Studies, BA (GLST)

Required Hours

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:



History and Global Studies

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

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