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Global Studies

If you're interested in how the world works, Global Studies is the major for you.

Whether you want to pursue a career in foreign affairs, diplomacy, journalism, human rights, pre-law, or public health, the Global Studies major at LVC will prepare you to synthesize global concepts, engage with international institutions and processes, and analyze information across cultures.

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Learning about how political systems, trade, laws, cultures, and economies all interact prepares you for a host of interesting careers. Our Global Studies alumni have earned jobs in diverse fields including education, law, business, journalism, and policy analysis. Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

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A Career That Transcends Borders

Jump In

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to flex your diplomacy and presentation muscles, including internships and chances to present at international conferences with faculty who are leaders in the industry.

Take Off

You’ll get the chance to put theory into practice during a study abroad semester, enhancing your global understanding and developing your cultural competency.

40 million
U.S. jobs depend directly on international trade
median annual wage for political scientists
number of global markets U.S. companies sell their products in

In Their Words

The LVC Global Studies program combines all my interests into one major. Additionally, there are numerous experiential opportunities, and as a sophomore I was already doing research with a professor and studying abroad!
Angelina Coleianne ’23, Global Studies
I am one of two recent college graduates working with the authority. I often find myself taking part in elaborate discussions with my coworkers who are a part of an older generation. LVC has greatly increased my ability to participate in these conversations that hint at topics such as politics, abortion legislation, racial issues, and more.
Dayshalee Rosario Cruz ’20, Graduate Student, University of Southern California, public affairs and social work
Our students gain a deeper appreciation for global issues by studying abroad and understanding societies, culture, education, the global environment, language, economics, and governments. They are prepared to work in diplomacy/foreign service, education, research, or in organizations like the International Rescue Committee or the Peace Corps.
Dr. Chris Dolan, director of global studies, professor of political science

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