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How long will it take?

Full-time students can complete the program in 4 years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.


Global Studies, B.I.S.

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) in Global Studies prepares students to be globally aware and competent in their chosen careers.

In addition to focusing on global opportunities and pressing challenges, students develop deep regional concentration in a particular area of focus including Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America.

The degree is designed so that students can take courses in political science, history, anthropology, geography, economics, linguistics, religion, sociology and international business to create their own tailored curriculum while gaining broad competencies in global issues and world languages.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) Programs

Read more information about B.I.S. programs such as Global Studies.

The Global Studies program offers flexibility for students to create a tailored course of study that fits their interests and career goals. Students should work closely with an advisor to ensure that their course selections keep them on track for graduation.

The major requires students to translate their classroom knowledge into the field by completing experiential and immersive learning activities that promote intercultural competence. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs, academic simulations such as Model UN and internship or volunteer activities.

A number of courses in the major also carry out virtual exchange projects in the classroom using technology to work with peers from geographically distant locations. These Internet-based projects promote the development of intercultural communicative competence.

For more details, visit the course catalog.

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  • Demonstrate competency in one or more languages
  • Become familiar with the multidisciplinary research methods used in Global Studies
  • Explore the literature, religion, visual culture, gender relations, economics, history or politics of at least one region of the world outside of the United States
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills and work to creatively solve problems
  • Develop effective teamwork skills and effectively communicate different perspectives on global issues



A global studies major prepares students for careers in government, business, the military or in the nonprofit sector, as well as for academic work in graduate and law schools programs.


Program Coordinator

Laura A. Hastings, PhD
Senior Lecturer 
Department of Political Science
[email protected]

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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