Global Studies

Overview

Global Studies

The Global Studies program provides students with the analytical skills for making sense of our interconnected world. Global Studies students develop an understanding of the economic and technological forces that have created a politically, economically, and culturally interdependent global society. In addition, students learn to evaluate and explain the challenges and opportunities produced by global interactions — including economic and cultural change, migration, environmental sustainability, public health, ethnic conflict, and global security.

Students who complete the Global Studies AA-T can pursue a wide array of majors upon transferring to a four-year institution. Many universities offer global studies or international studies bachelor’s degrees. Alternatively, students can pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the disciplines related to the Global Studies program, such as political science, economics, history, geography, or anthropology.

A bachelor’s degree in global studies prepares students for careers related to foreign policy, environmental sustainability, immigration, economic development, international business, global public health, journalism, and education.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A bachelor’s degree in global studies (or a related field) prepares students for careers related to foreign policy, environmental sustainability, immigration, economic development, international business, global public health, journalism, and education.

POTENTIAL JOBS

Analyst for an International Government Organization

  • International Monetary Fund
  • The Inter-American Development Bank
  • United Nation
  • World Bank

Analyst for a Government Agency

  • The Department of Commerce
  • The Department of State
  • USAID

Analyst for a Non-Profit Organization Focusing on:

  • Assistance to Developing Countries
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Foreign Policy
  • Global Public Health
  • Migration & Refugees
  • Peace & Security Issues

Analyst in the Private Sector

  • Global Entertainment
  • International Banking
  • International Sales & Marketing
  • Transportation & Travel Industry

Global Studies Professional and/or Specialist

  • High School or College Instructor
  • Journalist
     

Degrees & Certificate


Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Global Studies

Global Studies (AA-T) Curriculum Guide

FAQ

What is Global Studies?

Global studies is the study of global interactions and their consequences. For example, global studies evaluates how globalization gives rise to new challenges related to environmental sustainability, public health, militarized conflict, migration, and economic development.

Where can I transfer with a Global Studies AA-T?

Students who complete the AA-T can pursue a wide array of majors upon transferring to a four-year institution. Many universities offer global studies or international studies bachelor’s degrees. Alternatively, students can pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the disciplines related to the Global Studies program, such as political science, economics, geography, or anthropology.

Is there a Global Studies Student Club?

There should be! Global Studies is a new program at LBCC. Hopefully the first cohort of global studies students will take the initiative to start a Global Studies Student Club.

LBCC Student Club – Viking Engagement

What can I do with a Global Studies Degree?

A bachelor’s degree in global studies (or a related field) prepares students for careers related to foreign policy, environmental sustainability, immigration, economic development, international business, global public health, journalism, and education.

What is an Interdisciplinary Program?

In order to make sense of globalization, students need to develop a wide range of substantive expertise. Most academic programs focus on specific areas of knowledge. For example, an economist focuses on how the economy works. In contrast, Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program, which means the program’s curriculum exposes students to the expertise of a wide range of disciplines – political science, economics, anthropology, history, world literature, and geography.