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Global Studies: Bachelor’s Degree

Learn how social, economic, and political issues cross national boundaries and become global issues in the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program (designed for adults with previous college credit aiming to complete their degree). In this major, you’ll examine the interface of economics and politics at the global level while analyzing theories of internationalization. Work with concepts taken from history, geography, and international studies to understand how the world came to be the way it is and where it could be heading.


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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Course Length
10 Weeks

Bachelor's Degree
$781 (per credit)

Hybrid or Online

Transferable Credit


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University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You’ll Learn

Work effectively across cultures

Understand the intersection of societal, cultural values and political events

Leverage persuasive writing and speaking techniques

What is a Bachelor's Completion Program?

bachelor's completion program is designed for adults who have started, but not yet finished, an undergraduate degree. Students can transfer up to three years of previous college credit directly toward a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver through this program ideal for those seeking flexibility in completing their degree.



Core Courses


Major Courses


Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

CA 2050 Effective Communication
CA 2100 Creativity and Innovation
LOS 2050 Organizational Behavior
LOS 2100 Leadership
PPSS 2050 Ethical Decision Making
PPSS 2100 Concepts of the Public Good
ST 2050 Scientific & Critical Thinking
ST 2100 The Digital Age
GS 2050 21st Century Global Issues
GS 2100 The Past as Prologue
BACP 2050 Writing Workshop
Major Courses

Dig deep into a subject area and gain the skills needed to thrive in your chosen field with major courses.

GS 3050 Economics and Finance
GS 3100 Understanding International Trade
GS 3150 Global Politics
GS 3200 International Peace and Security
GS 3250 Society Through Novels and Film
GS 3300 Human Geography
BACP 3350 Directed Research
BACP 3400 Civic Engagement
BACP 3450 Integrative Project Design
BACP 3500 Integrative Project
Elective Courses

Electives vary based on the amount of credits transferred. Your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Global Studies

College graduates enjoy 57% more job opportunities than non-graduates, according to a study done by the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute.

More than 70% of the world’s purchasing power is located outside of the United States, inspiring businesses to venture overseas, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Career openings continue to grow for professionals who possess sophisticated knowledge of timely global issues and trends and have the ability to work effectively across diverse organizational structures.

Increase your earning potential with a bachelor’s degree! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a bachelor’s degree will out-earn high school graduates by at least $25,000 annually.







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Foreign Culture Analyst
Community Affairs Director
Political Fund Raiser


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Bachelor of Arts Completion Program

“What I really enjoyed about the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program was the support that I received on campus and outside of campus from the advisors.” —Ryan Baller, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes


We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Combined Degrees

Accelerate your education by combining bachelor's completion with earning a master's degree.


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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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