University of Southern Indiana

Global Studies

Are you interested in: a) Learning about the world; b) Diverse Cultures & Global Issues; c) Global Careers?

Then this is the right major for you!

Careers in International Affairs

The Need for Global Studies

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:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Natural Sciences
  • Political Science
  • World Languages and Cultures

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

study abroad

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

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