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The Demand for Global Studies

Are you interested in learning about the world; Diverse Cultures & Global Issues; Global Careers?

The demand for graduates in global studies is growing fast in the private sector and in government. Job opportunities include international, government and non-government organizations, foreign trade, diplomacy, international law, marketing, health administration, foreign affairs, defense, intelligence, foreign aid, humanitarian services, politics, education, language services and journalism.

The global studies major provides skills desired for jobs in management, administration, consulting firms, media, public service, commerce and industry. These include skills in research, communication, policy and political analysis and information management.

An undergraduate degree global studies also provides an excellent background for the study of law and advanced graduate study in a number of social science disciplines, business and journalism.



Global Studies Programs

Students may choose a major or a minor global studies. The global studies major culminates in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Major coursework consists of the required University Core 39 and electives from various disciplines, including:

Students must complete a minimum of two years (four semesters) or equivalent study in one non-English world language.

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International study or work is strongly recommended. You can find out more about studying abroad through the Center for International Programs.

Careers in International Affairs


Carlie J. Syczylo

I am extremely grateful to the Global Studies Department at USI for providing me gracious support to travel and enrich my studies as a Global Studies and Spanish Major. I was able to practice a different dialect of Spanish than what I originally learned at USI and in Costa Rica, eat delicious tapas, and view historic landmarks.

Caitlin Daymon

After graduation, I am going to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar! There I will work closely with the community to increase food stability through bio-intensive agriculture techniques. Additionally, I will have the opportunity to provide nutrition education for women and children that promotes a diverse and nutrient-rich diet.

Nino Kvirikashvili

My experience at the university gave me a unique opportunity to explore myself and has played a crucial role in my personal and professional development for which I will be forever grateful. Since graduation, I started working for a Georgian think-tank “Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP), which does high quality policy research and analysis.

Kaitlen Wood

"As a double-degree student in Global Studies and English, I am excited to continue my studies in a program that seamlessly combines both of my undergraduate degrees from USI and focuses more intensely on themes in media and cultural labor, agency and power in a digital era, and the ethics and politics of communication practices."