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Global Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Camarillo, CA, United States
You already know you’re part of a globalized world – that you live in a time when the way you think and act affects others far away. By becoming a Global Studies major at California State University Channel Islands, you’ll gain the tools to better understand other cultures and countries, how history shapes the present, and how interdisciplinary insight can change the future.
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By studying Global Studies at California State University Channel Islands, you’ll integrate global coursework with international experience to develop your knowledge of the world and the major contemporary issues confronting humanity. 

Students immerse themselves in foreign cultures with study abroad; learn the various implications of globalization; examine the issues facing modern-world societies across multiple perspectives, disciplines, cultures and nations; and participate as global citizens and leaders.

Top career fields include:

  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Congressional aide
  • Diplomat/embassy official
  • FBI agent
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Foreign Service officer
  • Humanitarian relief worker
  • International business consultant
  • International development consultant
  • Policy analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Thinking in a Visual World Units
  • Art, Society, and Mass Media (Cross-listed as COMM 331) Units
  • Multicultural Art Movements Unit
  • Women, Art and Society Units
  • Modern Art Units
  • Intercultural Communication Units
  • World Music Units
  • World Drama and Theatre (Cross-listed as ENGL 344)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Semester at CI Application Packet 
  • Non-refundable application fee of $250.00
  • Bank Statement – you must show a minimum of $15,400.00 for one semester
  • English Proficiency Score 
  • Passport Copy
  • Course Request Form for Semester at CI 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Instructions on how to submit credit card payment is here.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6802 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6802 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Camarillo

  • 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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