The purpose of the Global Studies certificate program is to provide an additional opportunity for students at UWG to gain specific training and academic experience to enable them to pursue further study and/or to gain access to employment in a variety of fields which are supported by the UWG and USG mission and goals.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

  • Overview

    The purpose of the Global Studies certificate program is to provide an additional opportunity for students at UWG to gain specific training and academic experience to enable them to pursue further study and/or to gain access to employment in a variety of fields which are supported by the UWG and USG mission and goals. These include programs and courses such as Foreign Languages, Study Abroad, and the listed Global Studies courses which impart broad knowledge and foster critical understanding needed for intellectual growth, personal and social responsibility, cultural and global literacy, and life-long learning.

    • A certificate in Global Studies must be taken with a formal degree (major) program. Coursework may be taken at two-year institutions but must be completed at a four-year university.
    • A student may formally apply to enroll in the program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and after successful completion of 30 hours of academic credit in the USG CORE requirements. Applications can be obtained from the Coordinator of the Global Studies Program.

    To apply for the Global Studies Certificate complete the Online Application.

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face


    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 18

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses


    • XIDS 2301:  Introduction to Global Studies                                        3 hrs
    • Approved Study Abroad Program(s)                                                 0-6 hrs
    • Foreign Language* (upper level, may be taken as study abroad)        3-6 hrs
    • Approved Upper Level Courses (from catalog)                                  3-6 hrs
    • GLOB 4186: Global Studies Internship (may apply to Study Abroad)   0-3 hrs
    • GLOB 4000: Global Studies Capstone                                               3 hrs
    *If completed in conjunction with a study abroad component, add upper level courses to fulfill required hours.

    • GLOB-4000 - Capstone Seminar

      This Capstone seminar is designed to integrate the various experiences of students in their interdisciplinary endeavors. Specific aspects of globalization will be examined at an advanced level.

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    • GLOB-4186 - Internship in Global Studies

      Students may receive academic credit for personal experience in the field of global studies. Credit hours apply toward the major.

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    • XIDS-2301 - Introduction to Global Studies

      Examination of global issues, the individual's role in the global society and the events that shape our world. Topics and themes include global issues such as food and population, the spread of disease, human rights, sustainable development, empowerment of women, indigenous peoples, causes of poverty, ecological degradation and migration. The course may include a field trip. Satisfies Area E of the core.

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  • Faculty

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  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Admission Process Checklist

    1. Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
    2. Review important deadlines:
      • Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
      • Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
      • Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
        See program specific calendars here
    3. Complete online application
      Undergraduate Admissions Guide

      Undergraduate Application

      Undergraduate International Application

    4. Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
    5. Submit official documents

      Request all official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to UWG from all colleges or universities attended. If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

      Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants should send all official transcripts to:
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Murphy Building
      University of West Georgia
      1601 Maple Street
      Carrollton, GA 30118-4160
    6. Submit a Certificate of Immunization, if required. If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.
    7. Check the status of your application


    Dr. Neema Noori

    Coordinator, Global Studies

    Department of Sociology and Criminology

    University of West Georgia

    Phone: (678)839-6329

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

  • Objectives

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