Penn State Berks offers the only Global Studies degree in the Penn State University system. While emphasizing a traditional liberal arts education in
literature, politics, history and foreign language study, the B.A. in Global Studies also promotes intercultural understanding and sensitivity to diversity that are critical to navigating the twenty-first century global environment. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn directly from study abroad and internships that add real world experience to classroom preparation. Because of its flexibility, a B.A. in Global Studies could be effectively complemented with minors in Spanish, Business, or Professional Writing.
Complementary Minors and Certificates
The following academic minors are suggested for Global Studies majors to complement your degree:
- Communication Arts & Sciences
- Professional Writing
- Security & Risk Analysis
Internships, Research, and Application
Active and collaborative experiences including intensive study abroad and internship opportunities will give students the skills that employers demand. Students enrolled in the major have studied and worked throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
The flexible and broad nature of the program will help students to prepare for graduate or professional school in business, law, or the social sciences. Students have enjoyed success in the following programs: M.A. in International Studies at Penn State University, M.P.S. in Humanitarian Services Administration at University of Connecticut, M.A. in Global Affairs and Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, M.A. of Public and International Affairs at University of Pittsburgh, M.S. in Global Affairs at Rutgers University, and Ph.D. in Political Science at Florida International University.