BA Global Studies

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Toys made in China. Customer service outsourced to India. The global financial crisis. The popularity of Ethiopian cuisine. All these are daily reminders of how interconnected our lives have become through globalization. Our economy, our culture, our security, our health, and almost every area of our lives are affected by events taking place far from home. Leaders and decision-makers of the 21st century need to possess the skills and knowledge to manage the globalized work place and corporation, the globalized political environment, and globalized human services.

Why choose Global Studies at Saint Leo?

Global issues can no longer be addressed by a single discipline, department, or way of thinking. That’s why Global Studies is an interdisciplinary experience. That means that as a Global Studies major, you’ll take classes in sociology, politics, biology, and business. This broad perspective will help you learn to think critically about complex global issues. Global Studies at Saint Leo is unique in Florida and the Southeast. In addition to this broad interdisciplinary outlook on global issues, we help you develop the practical skills needed to understand relationships and solve problems. You’ll study foreign languages to gain insight into diverse cultures. You’ll learn conflict resolution skills. And you’ll be trained in systems thinking, which is a way to approach complex issues to build solutions.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Critical Issues in Globalization
  • Creating Sustainable Societies
  • Global Climate Change
  • International Business
  • Conflict Resolution

Professional development opportunities

  • Internships: Saint Leo students have interned at a variety of businesses government agencies, and non-profit organizations, such as migrant self-help groups, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and The Intercontinental Hotels Group. Study abroad: Prepare for a global career. Saint Leo maintains partnerships with numerous international universities.
  • Travel: Saint Leo offers students the opportunity to be involved in short service trips in the United States and abroad to countries such as Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Haiti. You may also participate in study trips as part of a course, or for personal enrichment, to destinations such as Italy, France, Ireland, or Turkey.
  • Technology: Global Studies students learn how to use the popular modeling software STELLA, to design visual representations of social, economic, political, or ecological systems. STELLA helps you understand the interconnections between various parts, the flows of resources and information between them, and propose solutions to problems that these systems face.

What can you do with a degree in Global Studies?

Saint Leo Global Studies graduates are prepared for careers in organizations with a global or international focus: multinational corporations, international nongovernmental organizations, and multilateral organizations such as the World Bank or United Nations. They also pursue graduate study in any number of fields, from business to criminal justice.

  • International marketing specialist
  • Logistics officer
  • Project analyst for a multilateral organization
  • DEA or CIA field agent
  • English teacher in a foreign country
  • Missionary in the developing world

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