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Global Studies Degree

North Central College
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Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
24 August 2022

About this program

Global Studies Degree

Your global studies major or minor will equip you to have an impact on the world scene. As a global studies student, you’ll acquire the knowledge, perspective, experiential learning and research skills from your degree program you need to tackle issues from a global perspective, thanks to courses ranging from political science, economics, business, and history. You’ll master your choice of modern languages and study abroad for a term or more. When international study experience is required, you’ll be ready. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in global studies will engage in thinking critically about global issues that matter most to people and themselves.

Admission requirements

Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): North Central requires an official TOEFL score of at least 79 (Internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test). (Our institution code: 1555)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): North Central also accepts official IELTS overall scores of 6.5 with sub-scores of 6.0 or higher.
  • ACT or SAT: Students may also submit official SAT or ACT scores in place of the TOEFL.
    • Most successful applicants choosing this option have earned at least a 500 on the EBRW section of the SAT or at least a 19 on the English section of the ACT.
    • Our institution codes are: 1555 (SAT) and 1096 (ACT).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Global Studies, B.A.

Core Courses

  • Global Power and Security
    • Introduction to International Relations
  • Culture and Globalization
    • Global History and Geography
  • Markets and Development
    • Globalization and Society

Research Methods

  • One of the following:
  • Business and Economics Statistics
  • Historical Methods
  • Scope and Practice of Political Science
  • Social Inquiry I: Quantitative

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information


Tuition fee: $42,026 per year

Career paths

Career opportunities in global studies include:

  • International businesses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Global health
  • Global marketing agencies
  • Human justice organizations
  • International governing agencies
  • Mass communication
  • Travel and tourism
  • U.S. government offices and agencies

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North Central College

North Central College is a nationally ranked institution located in Naperville, Illinois, a thriving suburb just thirty minutes by train from Chicago. Our students have access to state-of-the art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business. At...

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North Central College

30 North Brainard Street
60540 Naperville IL
United States of America (USA)

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