Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

Kirstie E.
Kirstie E. Class of 2018, Military Veteran


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The BA in Global Studies program includes four-week classes.
National University is San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

Program Overview

On Campus Online

Develop skills and build experiences for a career or study in international relations, development, education, social science, immigration, law, or government with the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies online program. By applying the concept of thinking locally and acting globally, you’ll build a framework to understand and negotiate global realities, whether economic, political, cultural, or ecological. You’ll also expand cultural understanding and discover potential markets for your unique ideas and talents. The Bachelor of Arts Global Studies program explores the roles that ecology, gender, race, class, religion, and ethnicity play in cultural environments and apply that understanding to everyday interactions among diverse cultures. Coursework includes building a portfolio to integrate the skills you’ll acquire and apply them to solve a real-world problem.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze issues as they impact the global environment.
  • Explain the varied experiences of different social groups interacting with the global economy over the past several hundred years.
  • Analyze a global problem such as poverty, hunger, the spread of disease, or environmental degradation from several disciplinary perspectives.
  • Evaluate scholarship on globalization for its veracity and reliability.
  • Describe the relationships between economic and cultural change in regions of the globe.

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Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 170,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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