Global Studies

The School of Politics and Global Studies offers a concentration in global studies for students who wish to examine global issues from a transdisciplinary perspective focused on an overarching theme of quality of life.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 12 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Only 3 credits of SGS 484: International Internship may be counted toward the concentration.

Core 6 Hours Required

SGS 101 Thinking Globally: The Individual and Authority, SB (3)


SGS 301 Principles of Global Studies (3)

SGS 303 Global Trends, SB (3) (Prerequisites: Completed 30 credit hours or more; ENG 101 and 102 with a grade of "C" or better)

Electives 12 Hours Required
Six to Twelve upper division hours required to meet minimum 12 upper division hours in this concentration.
Select in consultation with a Global Studies advisor.

Any SGS 200, 300 or 400 level course EXCEPT NOT FROM SGS 101 OR SGS 301

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
All appointments:

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Santa Catalina Hall

Urban Systems Engineering



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