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CSU San Marcos Academic Offerings: Global Studies


  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
  • Minor in Global Studies


The Global Studies Program provides students with the opportunity to study international affairs from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Whether pursuing the Major or the Minor, students can choose from an approved list of courses from Economics, History, Liberal Studies, Literature and Writing, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Modern Language Studies, and Women Studies. The program allows students to specialize in one of five geographic regions: the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, or Sub-Saharan Africa, and two of five global issue areas: Foreign Policy, Global Conflict and Cooperation, International Law and Human Rights, Global Political Economy and Development, and Gender in Global Perspective.

The Global Studies Program will be useful to students pursuing careers in international development, international organizations (e.g., United Nations), law, non-governmental organizations focusing on international affairs (e.g., Amnesty International, government, graduate study in History, Political Science, and International Affairs, and education.