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What will I learn?

The BA in Global and International Studies gives students the opportunity to examine international issues from the perspective of a number of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The program allows students the flexibility to pursue a general curriculum or to emphasize cultural and literary perspectives, or political, historical and economic perspectives. While developing an individual program, an international studies student may choose from a wide range of courses examining both global issues and major regions of the world.

Upon completion of the program, Global and International Studies majors will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to analyze, interpret, or describe at a sophisticated level various dimensions of international or global issues, such as international political economy, culture, nationalism, religion, and colonialism
  2. Interpret, analyze, and describe important contemporary global concerns (e.g., the environment, violence, human trafficking, poverty, child labor)
  3. Demonstrate geographical and historical knowledge of different world regions (Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and the Middle East)
  4. Interpret, analyze, or describe important elements of some non-US cultures
  5. Interpret, analyze, or describe the modern political system of countries outside of North America
  6. Demonstrate an ability to analyze or describe the significance and activities of various international organizations

How do I declare a Global and International Studies major?

If a student entered Loyola as a Global and International Studies major, he or she need not formally declare.

Utilize LOCUS to declare a major. It is also encouraged that you meet with the Global and International Studies program assistant, director, or assistant director during the first semester at Loyola to fill out basic paperwork and discuss program requirements, career goals, and internship options. If a student entered Loyola as "undeclared" or wishes to change majors, he or she must formally declare the International Studies major. All minors must also formally declare.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$46,410.00 per year
USD $23,205 per semester for 12 to 21 hours; USD $365 for Over 21 hours, additionally per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Arts and Sciences

1032 W. Sheridan Road,

Sullivan Center 235,



60660, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a secondary and high school.

For international students

Students must have a high school or secondary school completion from an institution you have attended. Also students must have the following scores,

  • A minimum score of 79 is required for the TOEFL
  • A minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS

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


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