Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
Global Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the interconnections among cultural, political, economic, and ecological dimensions of social life in an age of globalization. The curriculum provides rigorous theoretical and methodological training in social science appropriate to the changing global workforce of the 21st century.
Interdisciplinary and Area Studies
Interdisciplinary and Area Studies teaches students to make connections between subject areas, combining the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies' strengths in anthropology, geography, and sociology, with the complementary expertise of the Green School's seven other departments. The IAS major offers you the opportunity to focus on a critical theme of social science inquiry and to study the theme within the context of a specific world region. The analytical themes include 1) Culture, societies, and identities; 2) Social movements, security and conflict; 3) Global health and environment; and 4) Global markets, resources and development. The area studies concentrations are Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and Central Asia, or Europe and Eurasia. The IAS major will prepare you to pursue careers in diverse areas including the environmental field, civil service, business, law, and non governmental organizations (NGOs).
- Lower division university core requirements or (for transfer students) general education requirements
- A minimum of 120 credits hours
- The final 30 credits must be taken at FIU (with exceptions requiring the approval of the Dean’s office)
- GPA 2.0 or higher
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs Requirements
- A minimum of 48 credit hours of upper division courses
- A grade of “C” or higher in each major course
- Foreign language: equivalent of the second semester of a first-year course sequence.