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Global Studies

In addition to a major of your choice, gain critical thinking and communication skills on an interdisciplinary path to thrive in a variety of careers related to domestic and international issues.

Global Studies – Minor

Students within the Global Studies program at Montana State are able to study a wide variety of perspectives related to international and American cultural, ethnic and gender issues that complement the chosen major. With a broad range of coursework that touches on topics from modern Arabic and French literature to international human rights, Global Studies students are able to complement their major of choice with a broader understanding of the interplay of international and multicultural issues that define living in a world of globalization.



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Montana State students make the surrounding Yellowstone ecosystem their classroom, laboratory and playground.

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Unique Opportunities
As Montana's premier research institution, Montana State offers unparalleled access to hands-on experiences in research labs, art studios, teaching farms and the surrounding wilderness.

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Montana's Research Leader
Montana State leverages more than $120 million annually to support pioneering research across our departments, institutes and centers.




Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Global Studies students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Education Research
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Law
  • International Relations

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.