Animal welfare. Human trafficking. International and transnational law – to name a few.

Global Studies, social justice, critical thinking
Imagine learning about issues that impact your community, your country, and the future of our world. That’s what you can expect as you work to earn your Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Global Studies. This program will draw from the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on a global perspective and upcoming career potential. You’ll explore a broad understanding of the processes of globalization while pursuing in-depth inquiries into specific areas of interest.
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Why should I study Global Studies?

Global Studies is an excellent degree for anyone wanting to broaden their understanding of today’s world. Courses will help prepare you for positions in any various industries, as you develop skills in planning, critical thinking and strategy from a global perspective.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fields such as international business and law that employ individuals with undergraduate and graduate degrees in global studies have expanded significantly. This area of study will provide an excellent opportunity to understand the contemporary world as you prepare to engage in one of the many professions that are growing rapidly as a result of globalization. 

Is a B.A. in Global Studies for me?

Do you wonder how the Chinese investment impact tax rates in the United States, or how immigration patterns for Eastern Europe and Africa might be changing the European Union? Do you wonder about the result of cross-pollination of jazz, funk, rock, and West African soul? Then global studies might be for you. 

What will I learn in Regis’ B.A. in Global Studies program?

You’ll become an expert on the various disciplines associated with globalization, such as emerging powers and transnational security, and the complex ways that globalization affects specific regions and countries. It will prepare you to be a global citizen as you answer the call of employers looking for international cultural-awareness and competence.

The B.A. in Global Studies Program will prepare you to:

  • Articulate global affairs issues and concepts utilizing a variety of disciplines including geography, history, international political economy and political science.
  • Articulate the impact of environmental, political, cultural and social issues in a global environment.
  • Analyze, evaluate and propose new perspectives of, and frameworks for, a global issue.
  • Analyze, evaluate and articulate the relationship between local and global social issues.
  • Construct a cogent historical and political perspective on global events.
  • Create a personal narrative based on cultural, societal, economic and political experiences from comparative global perspective.

Is Regis' B.A. in Global Studies accredited?

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

What class formats are available?

B.A. in Global Studies courses are offered online and in the classroom. The convenience of online and evening courses lets you work and attend school at the same time, enabling you to earn your degree without sacrificing a paycheck. The program requires 120 credit hours and classes are offered in an 8-week accelerated format.

When do BA in Global Studies classes start at Regis University?

Courses are offered in eight-week terms that begin in:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • August
  • October

Career Opportunities

What careers can I get with the B.A. in Global Studies?

As a graduate, you may pursue international careers in the U.S. or abroad by building upon skills developed in the degree that equate to thematic expertise, global service projects and cultural sensitivity. Careers are varied and may include working for the federal government, international service agencies, NGOs, multinational corporations, teaching, and others.

The B.A. in Global Studies will prepare you for in-demand career opportunities like:

  • Diplomat
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Global Human Resources Manager
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst
  • United Nations Officer
  • World Health Organization Office

Salary and employment information on the above job titles can be researched at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career support from Regis

The Center for Career and Professional Development at Regis provides you with the resources, training and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic major, explore and find a new career path or create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Center for Career and Professional Development page.

Program Requirements

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
  • (College-level algebra or higher)
  • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
Foundational Courses (15 credit hours of Social Science) 

Upper Division Requirements (12 credit hours) from the following

CR 475
Animal Exploitation: International Law and Ethics
HU 475/ RC 475
Our Common Home: Religion, Animals, and the Environment
GLST XXX Shoah and Holocausts
GLST XXX Global Culture and Storytelling
GLST XXX Ways of Knowing: Western and Indigenous Perspectives

Upper Division Requirement (3 credit hours)

CAP 494 Senior Capstone in Global Citizenry

Upper Division Global Studies Electives (12 credit hours) from the following

GLST XXX Language and Identity
GLST XXX Culture and Laughter
GLST XXX Global Learning Perspectives
GLST XXX Human Trafficking
GLST XXX Global Health
GLST XXX Global Futurist

Optional Minor (12 credit hours)

General Electives (21-33 credit hours)

If a minor is completed: 21 credit hours
If a minor is not completed: 33 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

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