International/Global Studies

Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.A. Degree


Faculty and Advising Contacts


Robert Francis

Rm 5336



Larry Fuell

Rm 5383



Tim Payne

Rm 5342



Steve McCloskey

Rm 1408



Terry Taylor

Rm 5343


Program Description

The 90 credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for a Bachelor’s degree in International/Global Studies. Global Studies is also an excellent major for graduate studies in International Relations, Public Policy, Communications, Education, Linguistics, Business, Law, and any of the Social Sciences.


International/Global Studies — What is it?
Global Studies is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program that explores cultures, political systems, historical developments and economies to help students develop the knowledge, awareness and skills needed in an increasingly interdependent world.

Contemporary issues in International/Global Studies:

Global Interdependence, Modern State Systems, World Markets, Human Rights and Social Justice, International Development, Terrorism and Regional Conflict, and Global Environmental Issues.


Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in International/Global Studies?
Global Studies prepares students with the leadership skills to address the challenges that arise in an age of global interdependence. Global Studies majors work as teachers and professors, researchers, diplomats, counselors, intelligence analysts, advocates, curators, publicists, legislators, campaign managers, lobbyists, journalists, business and non-profit professionals.

Potential employers include:

Local, State and Federal Government Agencies, Foreign Service, International and non-government organizations (e.g., United Nations and Greenpeace), Colleges and Universities, Humanitarian Organizations, Research Institutes, Law Firms, Social Service Organizations, Public Advocacy Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, Foundations, Historical Societies, Regional Societies, Museums, Libraries, International Business and Industry, Travel and Tourism Companies. For more, please visit Career Counseling.


Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
An Associate Degree from Shoreline  makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options.  For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.