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Become a Cross-Cultural Ambassador

APU's Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to respond vocationally to the principal issues confronting today's globalized world, whether in international or in multicultural/domestic settings. Graduates of the program now serve in non-governmental organization (NGO) management, urban education, church leadership, social work, community organizing, foreign service, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

The mission of the global studies program is to attract and develop an exceptional group of world learners through a unique combination of individualized mentoring, multidisciplinary coursework, intercultural fieldwork, and compassionate action. The aim is to equip students with the global knowledge, intercultural grace, practical learning skills, and moral imagination to support vocations dedicated to promoting God’s truth and justice in the world.

Meet the Faculty

Mary Shepard Wong, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL at Azusa Pacific.

Get to know our global studies faculty.

Pathway from Education to Vocation

Download the Global Studies Major Brochure to learn more about APU’s pathway from education to vocation, including graduate school and career opportunities.

Global Studies Major Brochure (PDF)

Is This Major Right for You?

The global studies major may be right for you if you:

  • Are intellectually curious and interculturally flexible.
  • Want to grow in empathy, initiative, flexibility, humility, sincerity, gentleness, and seeking justice.
  • Want to discern where your passions and the world's needs meet.
  • Care about all people of the world, especially the poor and marginalized.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.