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Global Studies: Political Economy & Development Emphasis: International Development

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Global Studies: Political Economy & Development Emphasis: International Development

Bachelor of Science

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Major Details

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

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

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Career Planning

The Bachelor of Science in Global Studies allows students to design an academic program consisting of language and regional subject areas, with a study abroad or internship component and basic mathematics coursework. 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 business, policy, or environmental studies; global health promotion; or geography, 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

  • Policy
  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Sales
  • Translation
  • Health promotion
  • Research

Sample Employers

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

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Public Information Officer $30,000 - $75,000
Foreign Student Advisor $25,000 - $45,000
International Educator $35,000 - $60,000
Environmental Activist $18,000 - $47,000
Policy Analyst $36,000 - $96,000
International Election Observer /day $300 - $400
Foreign Service Officer $40,365 - $55,725
International Relations Officer $24,680 - $86,750
Import/Export Specialist $24,470 - $52,370
Translator $30,000 - $65,000
Foreign Correspondent $20,710 - $77,660