Prepare for a major in International/Global Studies by taking recommended courses to fulfill the requirements of a transfer degree.

Global Studies is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program that explores the major cultures, religions, political systems, historical developments and economies that dominate the international agenda. Drawing from fields as different as geography, music, political science and ecology, International and Global Studies majors examine the connections between nations and peoples, the nature and exercise of power within the global system, economic integration and other trends that shape our lives in an era of globalization.

The Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) is part of Shoreline’s General Transfer program and is designed to meet the first two years of requirements of most four-year degrees.

Completion Award
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus

  1. Describe differences and similarities in how people across the globe experience social, cultural, economic, or political systems.
  2. Examine the interactions between societies and individuals.
  3. Apply methods of a specific discipline to interpret an expression of the human experience.
  4. Identify methods scientists use to explain aspects of the natural world.
  5. Use scientific laboratory practices within a field or discipline to investigate a scientific concept
In addition to the outcomes above, students will gain the skills and knowledge included in Shoreline Student Learning Outcomes (SSLOs): Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Social Justice, Information Literacy, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning.

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International/Global Studies prepares students with the leadership skills to address the challenges that arise in an age of global interdependence. International/Global Studies majors work as teachers and professors, researchers, diplomats, counselors, intelligence analysts, advocates, curators, publicists, legislators, campaign managers, lobbyists, journalists, business and non-profit professionals. Potential employers include: local, state and federal government agencies, foreign service, international and nongovernment organizations (e.g., United Nations and Greenpeace), colleges and universities, humanitarian organizations, research institutes, law firms, social service organizations, public advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, foundations, historical societies, regional societies, museums, libraries, international business and industry, travel and tourism companies.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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