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B.A. in Global Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies program offered by Penn State Berks is designed for students who are interested in a liberal arts degree with a concentration in global studies. Featuring both active and collaborative classroom experiences in addition to intensive study abroad and internship experiences, this program is designed for students who wish to develop a set of analytical and interpersonal skills that will prepare them for entry-level employment in a wide range of government agencies, non-profit organizations, industries, and businesses.

Because of the flexible and broad nature of the degree, students might also use this major as preparation for graduate or professional school in business, law, or the social sciences. This program differs most notably from traditional majors in international/global studies by requiring core courses in world literature and intercultural communication, while retaining the traditional foreign language, history, and political science emphasis of most other programs. Study abroad and an internship with an international organization are also important features of this degree.

Thank you for visiting Penn State Berks. For more information about our Global Studies program, please contact program coordinators: Dr. Randall Fegley, 610-396-6092, E-mail: or Dr. Kirk Shaffer, 610-396-6258, E-mail:

For admissions information, contact the Berks Admissions Office at


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