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Global Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Waltham, MA, United States
Through our Global Studies major, you’ll gain a thorough background in the big-time issues impacting international business today: culture, economics, geography, international relations, language and politics. 
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These days, you’re just as likely to work with professionals across the world as you are with the person in the office next door.

To be successful at it, you’ll need a sophisticated understanding of other cultures, as well as the ability to make decisions based on complex political, geographic and economic issues. A Global Studies degree is an ideal way to gain these highly valuable skills.

Stellar communication skills are important in this field, so you’ll also be required to develop proficiency in at least one foreign language. Study abroad programs in more than 30 countries will give you plenty of opportunities to practice.

With your ability to straddle multiple cultures, expect to be highly sought after by businesses, international organizations, federal government agencies, trade and professional groups, the media and nonprofits.

You also can continue your studies at the graduate level in internationally focused disciplines.

Specific positions you can pursue include:

  • Customs/immigration officer
  • Foreign Service professional
  • Global affairs analyst
  • Journalist
  • Legislative aide

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Case Studies in Culture and Commerce of Africa
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Politics
  • Contemporary Issues in U.S. Politics
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Current Political Issues
  • The Developing World
  • Dictatorship or Democracy?
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Global Regions
  • Immigration
  • International Politics
  • International Relations
  • Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
  • Perspectives on Global Commerce

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application form with $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • College essay
  • Senior Grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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