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Global Studies: Global Health & Development Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts

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The Global Studies program creates opportunities for students to engage in international research, internship opportunities, and study abroad; it taps into Arizona's unique location on an international border and takes advantage of world class strengths in traditional disciplines. It represents an effort to globalize areas of study with the addition of an international perspective, particularly in public health, the environment, literature, the arts, and cultural studies.  

Major Details

College: Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://www.ces.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
PHIL 110 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
First Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Tier I General Education 3
GLS 250 Introduction to International Studies 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Third Semester Second Language 4
4th Semester
GLS 251 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
Regional Studies 3
5th Semester
Fifth Semester Second Language 4
Regional Studies 3
Regional Studies 3
Regional Studies 3
Elective 3
6th Semester
Sixth Semester Second Language 4
Regional Studies 3
Concentration 3
Concentration 3
Concentration 3
7th Semester
Experiential Component: International Immersion 3
Experiential Component: International Immersion 3
Experiential Component: International Immersion 3
Experiential Component: International Immersion 3
8th Semester
Concentration 3
Concentration 3
Concentration 3
Concentration 3
Thesis (optional) or Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies allows students to design an academic program consisting of language and regional subject areas, with a study abroad or internship component. Students can use this major to pursue careers that depend on combinations of skills from a variety of fields, with an international focus. Graduates of the Global Studies major may go on to pursue graduate or professional programs related to one or more of their selected subject areas. Career fields or graduate areas of study might include international education, business, or development; geography; or global human rights promotion, among many others.Global Studies teaches content and skills that may be applied to a wide variety of career fields. Following are miscellaneous examples of career possibilities that draw from interdisciplinary backgrounds; your subject areas of interest may not be represented here.

Potential Career Areas

  • Education
  • Sales
  • Translation
  • Development
  • Policy
  • Advocacy
  • Communications

Sample Employers

  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Research institutes
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Media outlets
  • U.S. Military
  • Government agencies

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Peace Corps Volunteer, earn: Cost of living stipend and partial loan forgiveness $0 - $0
Human Rights Advocate $18,000 - $85,000
International Educator $35,000 - $60,000
Policy Analyst $36,000 - $96,000
International Election Observer /day $300 - $400
Director of International Activities, Nonprofit $50,000 - $100,000
Foreign Service Officer $40,365 - $55,725
International Aid Worker $25,000 - $50,000
Import/Export Specialist $24,470 - $52,370
Foreign Rights Manager, Publishing $25,000 - $75,000
Translator $30,000 - $65,000