Career Options

Careers for Global Studies Majors

  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • International Journalist/Foreign News Correspondent
  • United Nations Diplomat
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Politician
  • International Development Worker
  • Crosscultural Missionary
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Inner City Program Director

Starting Salary*

The typical starting salary (with two years experience) for a global studies major is $38,400. The typical salary after 15 years is $71,400.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit

Job Titles of People with Global Studies Degrees

  • Assistant Language Teacher, Science and Technology High School, Japan
  • Rural Health and Sanitation Volunteer, Peace Corps, El Salvador
  • Assistant Editor, Eurozine, Vienna
  • Research Director, International Bill of Rights Project
  • Director of Documentary Research, The Reclaim Initiative, Sri Lanka
Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.