Bachelor's in Global Studies

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Why Choose Global Studies? 

Our Bachelor's in Global Studies program is designed for students passionate about international affairs and cultural relations. It is structured to deepen your understanding of various global systems—political, economic, social, and cultural—providing you with a comprehensive view of how the world works. Whether in international business, diplomacy, non-profit organizations, or academia, this program provides the knowledge and skills needed for a broad array of internationally focused careers. 

What You'll Learn 

In this interdisciplinary study, you'll examine the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural influences that weave our world together. This program steps beyond the ordinary with a 3 credit-hour cross-cultural experience requirement, which can be fulfilled through additional language studies, an abroad educational experience, or an internship, all designed to broaden your global perspective. From historical context to current political scenarios, you will learn to analyze and interpret global events and trends comprehensively – preparing you to navigate, and lead in, an interconnected world.

Program Details

View the core requirements for the Bachelor's in Global Studies at Columbia College.

The flexibility of our program allows for potential double majoring opportunities with Spanish, Political Science, or History, offering you a unique interdisciplinary education. This interdisciplinary approach encourages a comprehensive understanding of global affairs, positioning you at the forefront of international issues and solutions.

Drawing on coursework in over a dozen fields, you will have the opportunity to investigate a variety of challenges facing the global community and develop the knowledge and skills to address them. Some of those courses are: 
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Women and Gender in World History 
  • Indigenous Resistance in Latin America 
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking: Past and Present 
  • Dynamics of Terrorism 
  • Conflict, War and Peace

Pair your degree with a related minor or explore your other interests without taking on a full course load.

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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