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Global Studies

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary major based in four disciplines: economics, history, political science and sociology. Global Studies offers excellent preparation for entry-level employment with multinational corporations, government agencies, international governmental organizations, such as the U.N. and the World Trade Organization, and international nongovernmental organizations. It also provides a foundation for graduate study in international and global studies, the social sciences, law, business, journalism, public health, environmental studies, peace studies, and other interdisciplinary fields.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Citizen Outreach Specialist
  • Marketing Communications Associate
  • Insurance Agent
  • Financial Representative
  • International Lawyer
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Program Coordinator
  • Management Consultant
  • Paralegal
  • Sociology Professor
  • Urban and Regional Planner

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • The Pentagon
  • Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
  • United Way of Central Maryland
  • World Trade Center Institute
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • Greenpeace
  • World Health Organization
  • CNN
  • U.S. Department of State
  • The World Bank
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources