Bachelor’s Degree in 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 and knowledge of global issues.

    International relations have never been more critical 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 that 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 various fields.

    Global Studies students at WPU gain a worldly perspective by exploring different ideas and cultures.
  • Courses

    View the Academic Catalog to see courses in Global Studies.

    Global Studies B.A.: Sample 4-Year Plan

  • Faculty
    Associate Professor of Anthropology; Department Chair of Culture, History, and Politics
  • Careers

    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 several career paths to choose from and can work in various industries at various companies, institutions, and organizations, including:

    • MTV
    • Disney
    • National Basketball Association
    • Human Rights Watch
    • Coca-Cola
    • World Wildlife Fund
    • United States Foreign Service
    • Greenpeace
    • Sierra Club International
    • United Nations
    • World Bank
    • Red Cross
    • Microsoft
    • Apple


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WPU Student, Deja Gainey

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