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Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies (B.A.)

Program Options: Major, Minor

Specialized Emphases: lntercultural Ministry, International Business and Economic Development, International Relations and Diplomacy, and the Global Studies general track (which combines elements of the other three emphases)

As the whole world deals with events like Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine, it is clearer than ever that there has never been a greater need to gain a broad global perspective. As the world continues to change, it is crucial for Christians to understand and wisely relate to that world, and the different peoples, cultures and nations that comprise it. The Global Studies major, offered through the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, seeks to give students a global perspective on politics, international relations, journalism, world history, economics, business, culture and Christian ministry throughout the world.

The Global Studies major is an interdisciplinary course of study for students seeking to better understand the world so as to prepare them for work, study, and/or ministry in an international setting. Students will choose from one of four emphases based on their desired career goals. Additionally, students may combine the Global Studies major with any number of different minors to help them customize a program in their area of interest, whether business, history, politics, theology, or others.

Global Studies at CCU

Global Studies majors approach global problems with the spiritual needs of our world seen as a high priority, while seeking to understand also the economic, political, and other practical needs of the world and its peoples. What we aim to do in the world should be consistent with what Christ is doing in the world, for "God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." We love the world because God first loved the world.

While our Global Studies faculty aim to prepare students for the world, they cherish the values of the Christian and Western traditions and seek to produce students that appreciate our unique American heritage.

Global Studies majors at CCU are given many opportunities to engage with the world through study abroad programs (e.g., Rome, Quito, Oxford), mission trips (CCU2theWorld, etc.), and academic trips (e.g., London, Ireland, Israel, Greece, Washington, Asia, etc.) that take them to potentially all corners of the world. Join us!

What can you do with a degree in global studies?
  • Work for a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Work for a Christian relief and development organization
  • Work for an international business/corporation
  • Go on to graduate school in international relations, diplomacy, etc.
  • Become a tentmaker missionary (or engage in other missions)
  • Become a policy consultant for corporations or government
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Economic Development/Political Economy
  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
  • History and Theory of Christian Expansion
  • National and International Security
  • World Politics

About the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is united by a commitment to academic scholarship and the integration of faith into the learning process, helping you become an informed Christian scholar who is ready to lead and to make an impact on the world as you prepare for a career in humanities or social sciences. Academic programs provide excellent in-class instruction as well as relevant and experiential assignments designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge required for your chosen career.

The Humanities and Social Sciences faculty is dedicated to you as an individual student. Our professors are intelligent scholars and gifted teachers, but they are also mentors who care about helping you grow. You'll take courses in communication, psychology, and social science and will be able to apply what you are learning in the classroom by participating in academic clubs, attending professional and academic conferences, taking advantage of internship opportunities, and by studying abroad.

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