Job and Career Opportunities

Students majoring in Global Studies can pursue jobs within the United States or abroad.They can seek careers with local, state or federal agencies, in the private sector, or with non-governmental and charitable organizations. A Global Studies major is also a good way to prepare for law school or graduate study.

Government agencies

  • U.S. AID (Agency for International Development)
  • U.S. Department of State (including the Foreign Service)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Military
  • Peace Corps
  • CIA

Non-governmental and charitable organizations and careers

  • United Nations
  • International Monetary Fund
  • World Bank
  • Church mission coordinator
  • Grant writer
  • Development specialist
  • Global outreach director
  • Social ministry development
  • Project researcher

Private-sector careers

  • Public information specialist
  • Cultural diversity trainer
  • Policy analyst
  • Tour guide
  • Global sourcing specialist
  • International corporate affairs manager
  • Regional compliance manager
  • Citizen and immigration services



Donald Colley, Undergraduate Advisor
Instructor of Professional Practice
OSU Department of Geography
344 Murray Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-9171 (direct) or (405) 744-6250 (main office)