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Careers and Civic Engagement

What can I do with a major in Global Studies?

A Global Studies major prepares students for postgraduate education as well as preparation to work in any field such as international business, law, government and non-governmental service, social services, natural sciences, health fields, education, etc.

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Global Studies Career Paths

  • archaeologists
  • communications specialists
  • consultant
  • cultural anthropologists
  • cultural diversity trainers
  • development experts
  • diplomacy careers
  • editors/publicists
  • environmental specialists
  • FBI agent
  • foreign service officers
  • foreign study coordinators
  • foreign exchange specialists
  • geographers
  • higher education professional
  • hospitality industry specialist
  • human resource manager
  • human rights associates
  • humanitarian relief worker
  • import/export agent
  • insurance specialists
  • intelligence specialists
  • international global activists
  • international law careers
  • international news writers/journalists
  • international sales representatives/managers
  • international security specialists
  • international project manager
  • international trade specialists
  • international student advisors
  • interpreter
  • journalist
  • lawyer
  • legal assistant
  • lobbyist
  • marketing analysts
  • multiculturalism experts
  • museum & cultural arts personnel
  • natural resource management careers
  • philanthropic agency officer/manager
  • political/policy analysts
  • professor
  • program officers/managers for international non-profits and NGOs
  • public relations careers
  • research assistants
  • social studies and language teachers
  • social worker
  • teacher
  • teachers of English as a second language (ESL)
  • trade specialist
  • travel and tourism
  • United Nations officer
  • World Health Organization officer
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Preparing for the workforce

Skills You Acquire

The preparation provided in this degree program aligns with what many employers list as desirable abilities of recent graduates that includes:

  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Effective verbal, written communication
  • Ability to obtain, process information
  • Ability to analyze quantitative data
  • Proficiency with computer software
  • Ability to create, edit written reports
  • Ability to formulate clear and persuasive messages
Volunteer Work

Public Service Opportunities

If you’re interested in doing volunteer work related to this major, the Boise State Service-Learning Center can help you find a related volunteer position. By volunteering in the community, you work for a good cause, explore career options, gain experience, and build your professional network.