Academic Programs • Global Studies

More about the Global Studies Curriculum Pathway on MC's Online Catalog

Why Study Global Studies?

The Global Studies program is intended to provide students with a foundation of general education and core courses that are enriched with international topics, perspective and focus. This program of study will prepare students to successfully pursue their professional and personal endeavors in an increasingly globalized environment. The courses in the Global Studies program provide a strong academic foundation for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution of higher education to continue their education in global studies, international studies, or in related fields such as geography, political science, or intelligence and national security studies. Area universities that offer a degree in one or more of these fields include Angelo State, Baylor, North Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Texas State, Texas Tech, University of Houston, University of Texas, UTEP, UTPB, UTSA, and West Texas A&M.

Students who study global studies develop skills that are applicable to a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Deep understanding of the institutions and processes that shape the world
  • Cross-cultural knowledge and understanding
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving
  • Ability to formulate clear and persuasive messages
  • Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively
Curriculum Pathway for Global Studies

Students who study global studies are poised to pursue careers in numerous variety fields, including:

 
  • Civil Service Worker
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consular/Embassy Assistant
  • Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Emergency Manager
  • Environmental Specialist
  • 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
  • Urban Planner
  • World Health Organization Officer

For more information, contact:

Mike Makowsky
(432) 685-6828
mmakowsky@midland.edu

Dr. Sondra Richards
(432) 685-6815
srichards@midland.edu