What will I learn?

The major in Global Cultural Studies will prepare you for work and citizenship in an interconnected world where boundaries between nations and cultures are disappearing. This new interdisciplinary major will foster understanding and skills to enhance your ability to collaborate in international contexts.

Through this humanities-based program, you will receive a practical and theoretical education that is essential for understanding cross-cultural encounters and engaging the complexities of the world.

The Global Cultural Studies Major offers a variety of courses across departments including Communication and Journalism, Economics, English, Government, History, World Languages and Cultural Studies, and more. With opportunities for local, national, and global experiential learning, you will be well equipped to enter the global environment.

Study Abroad

Study abroad and language immersion are the most direct ways to develop empathy across cultural, economic, historical, geographical, political, religious, and social boundaries. All students who participate in this program are urged to pursue foreign study.

Suffolk’s Madrid Campus is the perfect place to master the Spanish language and to experience Spanish Culture. You can take courses, enjoy guided weekend excursions, and meet students from around the world in the vibrant Spanish capital. In addition to traditional study abroad, you have the unique opportunity to complete up to the first two years of your Suffolk education in Madrid.

In addition to our Madrid Campus, other International University Program partners are available to study at as well.


  • Culture, Conflict, and Communication
  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Regional Practices

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (126 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$41,242.00 (30,96,246) per year
USD $20,621 per Semester; 12-17 credits per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

73 Tremont Street,



02108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school qualification.

For international students

Students must have final high school transcript.

English language requirements

TOEFL or IELTS score (TOEFL minimum is a 79, IELTS a 6.5)

PTE-Academic with a minimum score of 54

Application deadline for fall is February 15 and spring is December 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Suffolk University

Located in the heart of Boston, Suffolk offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 areas of study.

  • Main urban campus in bustling Boston area
  • Large international student community
  • Industry connections and internship opportunities
  • Outstanding graduate outcomes