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BA International And Global Studies

A major in International And Global Studies at Portland State University provides students with both a global perspective and an in-depth understanding of a geographic region of the world.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 – 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended

Our major in International And Global Studies at Portland State University develop their expertise in a world region by creating a course of study with the help of an advisor. Students can choose to focus on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East for their major or earn a certificate in one of these geographic areas.


A degree in Regional Studies prepares students for a wide range of careers in the nonprofit, private, and government sectors. Graduates of our program have found opportunities all over the world in:

  • Graduate programs in International Affairs, Business, Political Science, Urban Studies, Public Health etc.
  • Private-sector employers, including international businesses
  • Aid organizations such as the International Red Cross
  • Nonprofits focused on issues ranging from health to education, food systems, gender rights, sustainability, and more
  • Business incubators and trade organizations
  • Government agencies, with a focus on international affairs
  • Journalism and media organizations

Courses Included

  • The United State and the World
  • Seminar
  • Global Studies Theories
  • Understanding the International Experience