B.A. in Global Studies

Position yourself for success in a multitude of industries in our increasingly global society.

Why Pursue Global Studies at Rivier?

A national study revealed that 96% of American employers believe being comfortable working with colleagues, customers, and clients from diverse cultural backgrounds is a very important skill for college graduates. Our Global Studies program will provide you with a worldview essential to succeed’s on today’s global stage.

Our program will combine your interest in global politics and economics with foreign language immersion, and you’ll graduate with a skill set that will distinguish you in a competitive job market.

You will:

  • Develop an understanding of global politics, economics, language, and culture
  • Gain hands-on experience working with diverse cultures and populations
  • Be able to converse competently in your chosen language
  • Prepare to be a leader in today’s global arena

Experience the World

Study abroad and international travel will supplement your courses, providing real-world learning and immersion opportunities that will bring classroom learning to life. You’ll apply what you are exploring in economics, finance, international relations, world cultures and religions, humanities, and social sciences courses to practical situations.

You can pursue internships with local, national, or even international companies to broaden your learning and gain valuable, resume- and professional network-building experience.

In addition to international travel, you’ll find global engagement opportunities right here on our campus in Nashua. From diverse speakers and networking opportunities to participate in student organizations such as the Model United Nations, you’ll enjoy a wide range of educational experiences that will broaden your worldview.

Become a Global Honors Scholar

Designed to engage students in interdisciplinary academic seminars, leadership development and intercultural/service immersion, our Global Scholars Honors Program provides opportunities to develop a global perspective and experience while studying, learning, and leading with other high-achieving peers. The program prepares students to explore and address the challenges facing local, regional, national, and international communities.

The Arts and Sciences are the foundation of success in today’s workplace. Learning how to listen, how to organize one’s thoughts, how to dissect an argument, solve a problem, and adapt to new situations are key learning outcomes.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

You’ll learn foundational skills you can apply to a wide variety of careers and industries.


  • Diplomat or foreign services officer
  • Interpreters/translators
  • International bankers or trade specialists
  • Foreign correspondents or trade specialists
  • FBI, CIA, and other federal agents
  • Market research analysts
  • Importers/exporters
  • Lawyers


  • Business
  • Government
  • Law
  • Homeland Security
  • Foreign Service
  • Academia
  • U.S. Agencies such as the Peace Corps

Our graduates are well prepared to pursue graduate studies in law, business, international relations, and other fields.

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Degree Requirements

Our broad curriculum integrates the study of business, international relations, politics, world cultures, language, and more to prepare students for success in our global economy.


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Join the workforce with a global perspective with the B.A. in Global Studies.