The College of Liberal Arts’ bachelors of arts in Global Studies degree lets you specialize in one of three tracks: global security, global economy or global cultures. The tracks allow students to identify a specialized program of study that draws from a structured set of requirements and electives, culminating in a research-based and writing-intensive capstone seminar. Undergraduate students can also minor in global studies in all schools and colleges at Temple University.

Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

We offer a BA in Global Studies with specialization in one of three tracks: global securityglobal economy or global cultures. The tracks allow students to identify a specialized program of study that draws from a structured set of requirements and electives, culminating in a research-based and writing-intensive capstone seminar.

Minor in Global Studies

Students in any Temple school or college may also minor in Global Studies. The minor includes four foundation courses and three courses selected from one of the three thematic tracks. There is no foreign language or regional enrichment requirement for the minor.

Coursework

All Global Studies majors begin the program with four introductory courses as a gateway to the major:

From here, you can select one of the three thematic tracks to become the focus of your major. Students also complete at least two years of foreign language instruction and a Regional Enrichment program—an approved study abroad program or coursework focusing on a region of interest.

A writing-intensive senior capstone research seminar brings it all together, with a research paper of your choice on a topic relevant to your chosen thematic track.

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