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Global Affairs

Are you interested in learning about other cultures, societies, and politics around the world? Are you curious to travel overseas and learn other languages? Do you envision yourself working for the United Nations or helping promote human rights abroad? If you answered yes to any of these, then you might be a good candidate for majoring in Global Affairs.

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UTSA’s Global Affairs Program

UTSA’s Global Affairs degree will allow you to develop analytical skills to understand different regions of the world and the interactions that take place between people, states, international organizations and private entities. Your classes will give you the opportunity to learn about transnational crime, terrorism, trafficking, pandemics, global development, human rights and environmental issues such as global warming. This program aims to provide skills for a variety of careers in government jobs in international affairs or international law, international business, and military and intelligence.

Careers in Global Affairs

Top job titles for Global Affairs graduates include:

• Intelligence Analyst
• Program Manager
• Administrative Assistant
• Communications Specialist
• Researcher
• Management Analyst
• Higher Education

Global Affairs and its related career pathways are currently in lower demand than average in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include New York City, NY, San Francisco, CA and Washington D.C. More than 144,000 Global Affairs-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Industries for Global Affairs Graduates

Global Affairs is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Global Affairs-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Consulting Services
• Higher Education
• National Security
• International Affairs
• Government
• Research and Development Services

Salaries for Global Affairs Graduates

The salary range for open global affairs-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $39,625
median $63,204
top 10% $97,536

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Global Affairs Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Global Affairs graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Global Affairs may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You enjoy learning
• You are well organized
• You are a good planner


Student Spotlight

Da’Shawn ’20

Communications & Global Affairs Major

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