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Global Studies

California State University San Marcos

48 months
15246 USD/year
15246 USD/year
5742 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Studies Program offered by the California State University San Marcos provides students with the opportunity to study international affairs from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.


Whether pursuing the Global Studies major or the minor at the California State University San Marcos, students can choose from an approved list of courses from Anthropology, Communication, Economics, History, Liberal Studies, Literature and Writing, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Modern Language Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The program allows students to specialize in one of five geographic regions: the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, or Sub-Saharan Africa, and in two of five global issue areas: Foreign Policy, Global Conflict and Cooperation, International Law and Human Rights, Global Political Economy and Development, and Gender in Global Perspective.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Global Studies will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the political, economic and cultural aspects of globalization and its impacts.
  • Evaluate and communicate the complexity of global issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
  • Demonstrate undergraduate-level mastery of a specialized geographic area of global studies.
  • Evaluate and communicate the ways in which local issues and circumstances are involved with and influence global issues (and vice-versa).

Career Opportunities

The Global Studies Degree will be useful to students pursuing careers in international development, international organizations (e.g., United Nations), law, non-governmental organizations focusing on international affairs (e.g., Amnesty International), government, graduate study in History, Political Science, and International Affairs, and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foreign Policy
  • Global Conflict and Cooperation,
  • International Law and Human Rights
  • Global Political Economy and Development
  • Gender in Global Perspective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Completion of preparatory A–G Courses
  • Test Scores (SAT and ACT)
  • Your official GPA for admission to any California State University, including CSUSM, may be different than the GPA on your high school transcript. This is because we calculate your high school GPA using your 10th–12th grade A-G courses.
  • University Application
  • All official academic records
  • Official English translations of all academic records
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Copy of your Passport
  • Are or will be a high school/secondary school graduate or equivalent
  • Equivalent of a "B" (3.0) grade point average

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15246 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15246 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5742 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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