The College of Liberal Arts’ bachelors of arts in Global Studies degree lets you specialize in one of three tracks: global culture, economy, or security. 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.

Program Overview

We offer a BA in Global Studies with specialization in one of three tracks: global culture, economy, or security. The major requires 36 credit hours including six required courses, six courses in a chosen track, foreign language competence, and regional enrichment (through study abroad or coursework). 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.

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Coursework

All majors take five courses early in their studies, followed by a capstone research project at the end. These required courses are:

Students must select one of the three thematic tracks (culture, economy, or security) to become the focus of the major and complete three gateway and three elective courses in the track. Students also complete at least two years of foreign language instruction and a Regional Enrichment program (which is either an approved study abroad program or coursework focusing on a region of interest).

Coursework for Majors Declared Prior to Fall 2022

All majors take four courses early in their studies followed by a capstone research project at the end. These required courses are:

Students must select one of the three thematic tracks (culture, economy, or security) to become the focus of the major and complete three gateway and three elective courses in the track. Students also complete at least two years of foreign language instruction and a Regional Enrichment program (which is either an approved study abroad program or coursework focusing on a region of interest).

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