Global Studies Major

B.A. in Global Studies

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 different cultures. The Global Studies degree at CCU is built on a foundation of international politics and history, breaking down ethnocentrism and giving students a global perspective on cultures throughout the world.

As a Global Studies student, you may choose from one of three specialized emphases: lntercultural Ministries, International Business & Economic Development, or International Relations & Diplomacy. Additionally, you may combine the Global Studies major with any number of different minors to help you customize a program in your area of interest.

Global Studies at CCU

Global Studies majors approach global problems with the spiritual needs of our world seen as a high priority. What we aim to do in the world should fit with what Christ is doing in the world.

While our global studies faculty aim to prepare students for the world, they cherish the values of the Christian and Western tradition and seek to produce students that appreciate our American heritage.

Global Studies majors at CCU are given many opportunities to see the world through study abroad programs, mission trips, and academic trips. There are numerous opportunities to do missions work in almost every part of the world.

Global Studies Course Catalog

Personalize Your Degree

The Global Studies major is an interdisciplinary course of study for students seeking to work, study, or minister in an international setting. Global Studies majors choose from one of four emphases based on their desired career goals:

  • General Global Studies
  • International Business and Economic Development
  • Intercultural Ministry
  • International Relations and Diplomacy

What CCU Alumni Say

CCU alumni with global studies degree
Gillian Foster Wilkinson ’14

“I provide operational training assistance at HOPE International, a 16-country Christ-centered microfinance network that delivers financial services in undeserved communities. The interdisciplinary nature of the Global Studies program prepared me to work within diverse historic, cultural, and politico-economic realities as I support a global team and regularly travel to Burundi, Rwanda, the Republic of Congo, Ukraine, and the Philippines. My time at CCU ignited a passion for promoting human flourishing and engaging with the dynamic imago dei reflected by peoples and cultures around the world.”

ccu alumni with global studies degree
Benjamin Colter ’10

“When I came to CCU, all I wanted to do is rock climb. Knowing that a degree was important, I chose to pursue Global Studies. I figured I could either join the FBI or become a missionary. My experience at CCU changed my life and motivated me to learn. I was taught to think outside of the box and to approach life without limits. My connections and work ethic from CCU led me to serve as aide to state senators, work as an intelligence analyst in Washington, D.C., travel around the world for international business development, and eventually led me to Janus Henderson Funds — where I manage the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area as an associate director for the firm.”


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