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Global Studies

About the Program

Global Studies—an Interdisciplinary Approach to our Interconnectedness

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary major that helps students understand critical concepts—such as the value of international infrastructure and  global citizenship, as well as the idea that what is a seemingly inconsequential action, like buying a T-shirt, actually has a domino effect that creates many ripples across continents.

Take GLST 2 Global Issues this Winter!

Offered fully online for winter, this course offers an introduction to the origins, current dilemmas, and future trends of major issues confronting the global community such as energy and resource depletion, food and population, war and terrorism, nuclear arms, human rights, economic interdependence, and international inequality. The role of global institutions and global citizenship will be considered as they relate to global issues. 

For details to register, see the Global Studies schedule of classes. Join us to learn how you fit in our globalized world.

Career Paths for Global Studies Majors


Business & Finance

  • Banking and Investment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics & Trade
  • Translation
  • International Aid


  • Language Instruction
  • Accessible Education
  • Exchange Programs
  • International Schools

Entertainment & Leisure

  • International Marketing
  • Translation
  • Travel and Aviation


  • International Aid
  • Translation
  • Advocacy, Activism in Human Rights, Labor, etc.
  • Embassies and Consulates
  • Law and Policy
  • Peace Corps

Health, Social and Economic Well-Being

  • Health Access
  • Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Translation
  • International Aid

Benefits of a Global Studies Degree

Bringing Knowledge to Action

  • Big picture perspective
  • Globalization
  • Local to global connections
  • Past-present-future
  • Drivers of social change
  • International & global problems
  • Bridges the natural & social sciences, humanities & arts
  • Interdisciplinary thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Foreign language study
  • Problem solving
  • Collaborative work

Earn an AA-T in Global Studies

Select program map for a possible schedule that fulfills program and college requirements.

For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree

Julie Jenkins

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Julie Jenkins, Department Chair

Office 3017, Main Campus

Division Office Contacts

Aaron Korngiebel, Division Dean
Business & Social Sciences Division

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