Career Options

Careers for Global Studies Majors

  • Social services
  • Urban education
  • Social entrepreneurialism
  • Community development
  • Urban planning
  • Human rights law
  • Environmental management
  • International service (e.g. Peace Corps)
  • Diplomatic service
  • Public policy research
  • Cross-cultural ministry
  • Church leadership
  • Nonprofit program management

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 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.