Stand Out With an Undergraduate Degree From Webster

Alumni from our Global Campuses

Experience a World of Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies at Webster University puts the world at your fingertips. With our Global Studies major, you can personalize your degree with a thematic concentration, or design one of your own, learn a second language and explore another part of the globe through Study Abroad — all within a four-year undergraduate program.

Immerse yourself in interdisciplinary coursework that delves deeply into contemporary global issues. Throughout our BA in Global Studies program, you’ll learn from distinguished faculty members, many of whom are native speakers and experts in their respective fields. Our close-knit community also provides valuable mentorship and support, fostering a personalized learning experience.

Complementing rigorous classroom learning, the BA in Global Studies degree emphasizes experiential education. Expand your horizons by engaging with other cultures through our Study Abroad programs, and venture beyond the classroom. You’ll gain a global perspective and develop practical skills highly sought after in today’s interconnected world.

With our Global Studies major, you’ll acquire the essential framework to explore and comprehend the critical issues shaping our world. This will prepare you for a wide range of careers and empower you to become a responsible global citizen.


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Choose Webster for Your Bachelor's in Global Studies

Customize Your Degree

While our major in Global Studies equips you with wide-ranging expertise for diverse career opportunities, you also have the flexibility to tailor your degree to your individual interests. Choose from three thematic concentrations:

  • Global Development and Social Movements
  • Transnational Cultures and Identities
  • Self-Directed Study Around a Particular Topic or Area of Interest

Put the 'Global' in Global Studies

What is a bachelor’s in Global Studies without a real-life global education? As a Global Studies major, you’ll immerse yourself in countries like Austria, China, The Netherlands, Greece, Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom through our Study Abroad programs. Broaden your international perspective further by extending your studies at one of our many campus locations across the world.

Gain Real-World Experience

Global citizenship and real-world application are at the heart of Webster University’s mission. Maximize your potential by tapping into our extensive connections, which provide access to internships, Study Abroad programs and other experiential opportunities. As you work toward your bachelor’s degree in Global Studies, you’ll gain practical skills and expand your network.

Get the Personal Attention You Deserve

Our BA in Global Studies features small class sizes of no more than 25 students, fostering an environment of personalized learning and one-on-one mentorship. Make meaningful connections with professors and peers, collaborate on assignments, and engage in group activities that promote a dynamic learning experience in the classroom and beyond.

Advance Your Education

Our BA in Global Studies provides the foundation you need to further your education with a graduate degree in a related field. Understand how cultures and customs are integrated into business, politics and society with Webster’s MA in International Relations. Or learn the skills, theories, laws and techniques necessary to work in the rapidly changing field of national security with our MA in National Security Studies.

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Global Studies in a Global Setting

At Webster, we pride ourselves in the diverse nature of our global university. With locations all over the globe, as well as cutting-edge programs and technology, Webster is truly global, innovative and diverse. Webster University offers a world-class education and a one-of-a-kind experience. Welcome to the world of Webster University.



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What Can You Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies?

Webster University’s bachelor’s degree in Global Studies opens doors to a wide range of career paths that span industries and sectors. With our Global Studies major, you’ll gain a unique skill set and perspective that are highly valued by employers in today’s interconnected world.

Whether you aspire to work in international relations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies or global business, our Global Studies BA offers a world of opportunities. You can further your education by pursuing an advanced degree, such as our master's in International Relations or deepen your knowledge to enhance your career prospects.

With the comprehensive knowledge and practical experience acquired through our program, you can pursue a rewarding career that aligns with your interests. Just a few of the exciting career paths you can pursue with a major in Global Studies include:

  • Activist
  • Civil Servant
  • Diplomatic/Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Aid Worker
  • Nonprofit or Nongovernmental Organization Worker
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • United Nations Professional

Salary Outlook for BA in Global Studies Graduates

With a bachelor’s in Global Studies, you can anticipate a promising salary outlook with diverse opportunities for growth. While salary figures vary depending on factors such as location, industry and experience, our major in Global Studies will prepare you for a range of rewarding career paths with competitive compensation. For example, entry-level roles at the United Nations earn a base salary up to $80,000, which can be significantly increased with post adjustments.

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