Global Studies @NCC

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Global Studies Associate Degree

Northampton Community College’s Global Studies program is perfect for students who love traveling and exploring the world and its many cultures. Earning an associate degree in this area provides students with knowledge of politics, economics, ecology, health issues, and entertainment across global boundaries. World travel is also built into this program, and Global Studies majors have visited any countries, including Denmark, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jordan, and El Salvador.

Our program combines in-class learning with vast study abroad opportunities. While you're having exciting adventures studying abroad, you'll also be earning a liberal arts education focused on international relations, with your 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.

Global Studies Curriculum

With a global studies major at 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. Classes in this program include Intercultural Communication, International Relations, and Principles of Sociology.

The global studies associate degree program is designed to help you become an actively engaged, aware, and ethical global citizen. While pursuing your associate degree, you will touch on economics, politics, history, and culture while learning how these trends shape the world. You'll also 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 the 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.

Learn more about our Global Studies degree program! 

Northampton Community College’s Global Studies program is an adventure lover’s dream, with study abroad options and numerous classes to help you explore the cultures of the world. Interested in finding out more about the Global Studies major? Request information today:

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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 college catalog

Program Map View Global Studies, AA Suggested Semester Map (PDF)

Program Map View Global Studies: Environmental Studies, AA Suggested Semester Map (PDF)

Program Map View Global Studies: Political Science, AA Suggested Semester Map (PDF)

Careers in Global Studies

Global Studies graduates have many possible career paths to follow. Students interested in politics can work in government, while others can pursue graduate degrees in fields such as education or history. NCC graduates are also qualified to pursue positions in business, communications, research, science, and more!

Northampton Community College is located within close proximity to Philadelphia, New York, and other east coast cities, providing you access to professional opportunities at many agencies.

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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"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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