Employers are increasingly recognizing the advantages of hiring college graduates who, in addition to broad skill sets, also have a strong background in and knowledge of global issues.
International relations have never been more important than they are today. 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, international business, international education, public health, modern languages, technology, nonprofits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), advocacy and philanthropy. Choosing the Global Studies program at William Peace University (WPU) will prepare you to be effective for today and the future. WPU’s interdisciplinary Global Studies major includes core courses in anthropology, business, literature, history, cultural studies and communication, plus a range of electives, so you can match the degree program 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 school or entry level opportunities in a variety of fields.
The coursework listed below is for the Academic Catalog and is subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
PayScale’s recent survey reported that the average salary for a college graduate with a Global Studies major was $56,201.
“Pay exceeded median starting salaries of many other social science fields, [trailing only] econ majors.”
As the 21st century unfolds and globalization becomes more and more relevant to employment, social movements, sustainability issues and economic development throughout the world, Global Studies majors are in demand. Global Studies students have a number of career paths to choose from and can work in various industries at various companies, institutions and organizations, including:
- National Basketball Association
- Human Rights Watch
- World Wildlife Fund
- United States Foreign Serice
- Sierra Club International
- United Nations
- World Bank
- Red Cross