The world is more interconnected than ever.

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Global Studies Major Guide

Conflict and climate change are driving migration on multiple continents. Contemporary problems require global solutions, but political and cultural differences can disrupt international agreements. The demand for people who can work across cultures has never been higher — and as a Global Studies major, you’ll help create a peaceful, sustainable future for people around the world.

You’ll study geography, world history, international politics, and peace and conflict. Intern at an Austin organization that supports immigrants, researches global economic and political trends, or facilitates international trade. Then go abroad, studying at one of St. Edward’s partner universities around the world. You’ll develop expertise in the politics, geography and history of a specific region, choosing from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East — as well as a related foreign language.

Graduate ready to build positive relationships between nations as a diplomat, or tackle humanitarian issues like disaster relief or human trafficking. Work for the United Nations or a multinational corporation. Whatever path you choose, you’ll shape the future as a citizen of the world.

What do our graduates do?

Global Studies majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State
  • Foreign affairs officer for the National Nuclear Security Administration in the U.S. Department of Defense
  • Consultant for Deloitte
  • Active channels associate lead at Google
  • Graduate students at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Georgetown University, New York University and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

A Day as a Study Abroad Student

A Day as a Study Abroad Student

As a Global Studies majors, you’ll have opportunities to study abroad. Few experiences give you a deeper understanding of the world community (and yourself) than living, studying or doing an internship abroad. Read about Brian To ’18, who studied in Japan and earned a dual degree in Global Studies and Asia Pacific Studies.