Global Studies

Degree Type

Bachelor of Arts


You want to travel the world—start here with our Global Studies degree to get there.    


Global Change Starts With You

When you experience the world beyond what you’re used to, it can change you for the better. Learn about other countries, cultures, governments, and infrastructures, and prepare for a range of international career opportunities in this innovative and interdisciplinary program. Through our program, we encourage students to get excited about study abroad opportunities.

You can choose to major or minor in Global Studies

The Global Studies program focuses on learning outcomes across 4 key areas:

  • Recognizing global perspectives
  • Analyzing global affairs
  • Communicating ideas
  • Learning a second language

Specifically, you’ll learn how to: 

  • Identify and describe global cultures and societies 

  • Describe and analyze global economies and political systems, foreign policies, and their philosophical foundations 

  • Conduct authoritative research 

  • Prepare written and oral compelling arguments about global affairs 

  • Communicate in a second language at an intermediate level   

Go beyond the classroom with a Global Studies degree. Learn about international study abroad and internship opportunities, and prepare for a career in foreign affairs, intelligence, health, development, law, and social services.  

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750+ Course Options

The Coppin State University Academic Catalog has a wide variety of skill-building courses designed to inspire and prepare you to be in-demand professionals and transformational leaders.

Program Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, students must complete 120 credit hours. These credit hours split among:


College Requirements (12 credits)

Course Credits Name
HIST 201 3 World History I
HIST 202 3 World History II
WLIT 207 3 World Literature
GEOG 102 3 World Regional Geography


Core Courses (33 credits)

Course credits Name
WLIT 386 3 Modern Literature: Africa, Asia, Latin America
GLST 301 3 Introduction to Global Studies 
BUSI 320 3 International Business
PHIL 314   Social and Political Philosophy

HIST 300


ENGL 305




Research Methods


Advanced Expository Writing

HIST 407 3 U.S. Foreign Policy
POSC 404 3 International Relations

GEOG 402

3 Political Geography

HIST 315


History of Africa

HIST 405 3 History of Latin America
HIST 4xx 3

History of Asia (HIST 404)


History of Europe (HIST 411)


History of the Middle East (HIST 426)


Foreign Language Requirements (3-12 credits)

You may need to take anywhere from 3-12 credits depending on your language placement results or transfer credits.  

Course Credits Name
FOLA 101 3 Foreign Language I
FOLA 102 3 Foreign Language II
FOLA 201 3 Intermediate Foreign Language I
FOLA 202 3 Intermediate Foreign Language II


Capstone Requirements (3 credits)

Course Credits Name
GLST 450 3 Global Studies Seminar

Remember! You must complete all major and prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.

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