Global Studies

  • Overview

    Employers are increasingly recognizing the advantages of hiring college graduates who, in addition to broad skill sets, also have a strong background in globalization.

    Greater interaction among the world’s nations, people and economies calls for new connections and new ways of thinking across a whole range of industries, including economics, law, political science, business, health care, language, technology and philanthropy. That makes Global Studies a smart major and William Peace University, an outstanding place to begin to set yourself apart in your chosen field. WPU’s interdisciplinary Global Studies major includes core courses in anthropology, business, literature, history and communication, plus a range of electives you can match to your interests and career goals. Academic aspects of the program are brought to life through internships and other hands-on experiences, preparing you for graduate studies or entry level opportunities in a variety fields.

    Global Studies at WPU
    Global Studies students at WPU gain a worldly perspective by exploring different ideas & cultures
  • Faculty
    Xandra Daniels, WPU Professor
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Vinnie Melomo, Ph.D.
    Department Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Careers

    PayScale’s recent survey reported that the median starting salary for a college graduate with a Global Studies major was $42,400.


    “Pay exceeded median starting salaries of many other social science fields, [trailing only] economics majors.”


    Globalization is becoming more and more relevant to employment in the world. Global Studies majors can work in various industries at various companies, including:

    • MTV
    • Disney
    • National Basketball Association
    • Coca-Cola
    • World Wildlife Fund
    • Greenpeace
    • Sierra Club International
    • United Nations
    • World Bank
    • Red Cross
    • Microsoft
    • Apple
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