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Global Studies @NCC

Want to travel the world and experience other cultures? Are you interested in how politics, economics, ecology, health issues, and entertainment cross global boundaries to impact the entire world? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are going to want to find out more about the global studies major at NCC.

World travel is built into this program.  Global studies majors have visited Denmark, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jordan, El Salvador and more. While you're having exciting adventures around the globe, you'll be getting a liberal arts education, focused on international relations with a choice of cultural experiences and languages. Unable to travel? A six-week experiential program with local organizations that have a global reach is also an option.

What Can You Do With a Degree in Global Studies?

The global studies associate degree program is designed to help you progress into an actively engaged, aware and ethical global citizen. You'll pursue a course of study touching on economics, politics, history and culture while learning how these trends shape the world.

In the global studies program, you'll explore hot-topic issues such as the effects of climate change on the developing world, and maternal health and women's rights. After the completion of your global studies program, you have the option to continue on to a four-year degree or to join the workforce at a nonprofit, government agency or other organization.

Study Abroad Programs at Northampton Community College

Having the option to study abroad is an incredible opportunity. Not only will you walk away with the experience of a lifetime, you'll gain a sense of independence and learn about the culture of a different country.

At NCC, we believe the best way to become an informed global citizen is to see the world firsthand. You can complement your classroom experience with direct cultural experiences and earn credits transferable to your degree or further studies.

With a global studies degree from Northampton Community College, you have the option to complete your study abroad during the summer or spring semester. You're also required to complete six language credits.

Why NCC?

Northampton Community College is located within proximity to Philadelphia, New York and other east coast cities, providing you access to professional opportunities at agencies and non-governmental agencies. NCC has one of the lowest in-state tuition rates in PA, an extensive bursary and scholarship program and an atmosphere that encourages students to build professional relationships with their professors. We're also one of the few community colleges to offer on-campus housing.

Contact NCC today to explore a foreign county, learn about another culture and gain a sense of independence, all while pursuing your own academic studies.

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Careers in Global Studies

Global studies grads can find work in a wide variety of fields, including international business, global health, human justice organizations and travel and tourism.

Global Studies Career Paths

  • Global Cultural Industries
  • Global Environment
  • Global Health
  • Global Marketing Agencies
  • Human Justice Organizations
  • International Governing Agencies
  • International Developmental Agencies
  • International Businesses
  • Mass Communication
  • Travel & Tourism
  • U.S. Government Offices & Agencies
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Degrees We Offer

  • Associate in Arts | 2 years
  • This program can be taken partially online
  • This entire program can be completed at our Monroe Campus
  • This entire program can be completed at our Bethlehem Campus

Transfer possibilities include:

Lehigh University - Global Studies Program
Temple University - Global Studies
Drexel University - Global Studies
Penn State University - Global Studies
Cedar Crest College - Global Studies
Muhlenberg College - International Studies
Albright College - International Relations
Dickinson College - International Studies
Kutztown University - International Studies Minor
East Stroudsburg University - International Relations within Political Science

Program Details view official course information in our 18-19 college catalog

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"I was able to make real-world relationships with my professors and colleagues that will surely help me moving forward. I've met amazing people in the countries I visited." - Sasha Abdulla '17, NCC Global Studies alum, Current Temple University Global Studies major

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