Washington State University

International Programs

Global Studies Minor

The marketplace has globalized - be prepared for it.


If you are a student wishing to certify for the Global Studies minor, you should have completed at least 60 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA or above.

In addition, you should meet with the Director of Global Learning to develop a program of study that aligns with your academic and professional goals.

The Global Studies Minor is designed to provide an exciting interdisciplinary global perspective on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Courses introduce you to the record of human creativity and provide a basis for assessing its value and significance in human development. Study also includes human culture as manifested in literature, languages, history, philosophy, art, music, or theater.


To earn a GS minor, you must complete 18 credit hours of coursework from specific course categories.

  • No courses taken Pass/Fail will count toward the 18 credit requirement
  • At least nine credits of approved coursework must be taken at the 300-400 level
  • Six hours of transfer work may be counted toward the minor
  • The remaining 12 hours must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses



If you have questions about the Global Studies minor please contact the Office of International Programs for an appointment with a Global Learning advisor:


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