2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Global Studies Interdisciplinary Major (B.A.)

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The global studies interdisciplinary major equips students with the research and critical thinking skills that can be employed in a variety of professions. In particular, students learn to assess and solve problems by taking a comparative approach and accounting for multiple perspectives. This approach is invaluable to work in law, politics, nonprofit and business administration, journalism, and vocational missions. Training in complex global processes gives students a particular understanding of the importance of remaining adaptable and teachable-skills that continue to serve them professionally as they enter a job market that globalization will shape throughout their professional lives. The major is popular with students who want to pursue a variety of post-graduate options both in the United States and abroad. Students receive a well-rounded liberal arts education degree that will help prepare them for a variety of careers in the international arena. Alumni have left Samford for careers and fellowships in law, international development, journalism, business, teaching, and government. The major allows students to study the development of culture broadly and the emphasis on language acquisition assists graduates in finding interesting and diverse job opportunities. Our alumni are successful professionals and engage global issues creatively on local, national, and international levels.

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 27 Credits

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Global Studies Interdisciplinary Major: 44 Credits

Upper-Level Courses: 24 Credits

  • Four courses in History (all courses must have a global focus) (16)
  • Two global-focused courses in one or more of the following departments: Geography, Political Science, World Languages & Cultures (8)

Experiential Learning: 4 Credits

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General Electives: 35 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

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