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Global Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Austin, TX, United States
Embark upon an adventure in global and international education. The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies at Saint Edward’s University prepares you to pursue careers in the field of international affairs
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Global Studies at Saint Edward’s University is taught as an interdisciplinary major based in the social sciences and it introduces multiple subjects studied through the international perspective, such as geography, world history, and international politics. Students will also debate key issues facing the global community today. Over the course of your studies, you will examine…

  • How our globally interdependent world has developed
  • How different societies and political systems deal with domestic and world issues
  • How states conduct diplomacy in international relations and how countries interact in the global arena
  • The variation of political systems in different countries around the world
  • How people are influenced by their physical, cultural and political environments
  • How major civilizations respond to the changes associated with modernity and global engagement
  • The intricacies of today’s international political economy
  • International conflict and the promotion of peace

Career options:

As a Global Studies major, you’ll develop an expertise in the politics, geography and history of a specific region, choosing from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East. You’ll also develop proficiency in a foreign language related to your area of interest.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • World Geography
  • Global Issues
  • World Civilization: The Modern World
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • Asia Regional Concentration and Language Courses
  • Europe Regional Concentration and Language Courses

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Major Requirements: The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies requires 43-57 hours of major courses, which include a combination of geography, global studies, history, and political studies. In addition, students choose both a regional and a thematic concentration. Students choose both a regional concentration and a thematic concentration to specialize their studies.

Electives: Students complete 18 hours of elective courses in any area of study they choose. These courses do not have to relate to the major.

General Education Requirements: The degree requires 45 hours of general education courses that students complete over four years in addition to their major courses and electives.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 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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