Global Studies Minor

The Global Studies minor provides opportunities for students to study how evolving global connections affect the well-being of people throughout the world. Students in the program develop an understanding and appreciation of how and why interactions across national and ethnic borders are shaped by language, culture, politics, economic development, and conflict.

The Global Studies minor can complement any major.

Why Grand View?

  • The global studies minor at Grand View University prepares students for a changing and complex world by increasing their knowledge of global issues and developing their skills in critical thinking, communications and logical analysis.
  • Designed to help students understand the growing connectedness and diversity of interactions at the global level.
  • Global studies provides students with a range of classroom, community and co-curricular activities.
Degree Fit
This program could be a good fit if you:
  • Have strong critical thinking, communication, and logical analysis skills.
  • Are interested in how evolving global connections affect the well-being of people throughout the world.
  • Have an appreciation for language, cultural, political, and economic development differences.
Career Options

With this minor, you may become a/an:

  • Civil Service Worker
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consular/Embassy Assistant
  • Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Global Human Resources Manager
  • Higher Education Professional
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • Import/Export Agent
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Account Executive
  • International Business Consultant
  • International Development Consultant
  • International Financial Planner
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Professor
  • Program Manager
  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Trade Specialist
  • Travel Agent
  • United Nations Officer
  • World Health Organization Officer
Course Requirements

Global Studies Minor (23 Credits)

BSAD 331 International Management 3 credits
ECON 415 International Finance 3 credits
POLS 370 International Politics 3 credits
Take 6 Credits of Upper-Level Non-U.S. History
6 credits

Foreign Language Options (take 8 credits)

FREN 101 and
FREN 102
French I and
French II
4 credits each
SPAN 101 and
SPAN 102
Spanish I and
Spanish II
4 credits each
Two semesters in another approved foreign language 8 credits

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