Our Degrees and Certificates

We offer two degrees and a variety of certificates through the Intercultural/International Studies Division, including A.A. degrees in both Global Studies and Intercultural Studies. We also provide a wide range of world languages and ethnic studies courses which fill general education requirements and round out all paths of study in today's multicultural global society.

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In addition to the Global Studies degree listed below, please visit the following pages for information on other degrees and certificates offered by the division:

Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals

Global Studies

  • Associate in Arts - Global StudiesDetails for Associate in Arts - Global Studies

    The Global Studies Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.A. degree is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to be well-versed in world history, global issues and perspectives, geography, and cultural competence as well as proficient in a foreign language. Elective options direct students to a course of study focused on world history, international business, globalization issues, language and culture, and the arts and humanities in the global environment. Students can take electives within one area of study, or mix electives from the various areas. The program prepares students for careers as citizens of the world and to navigate and communicate in a global environment.

    Degree Requirements

  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Global StudiesDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Global Studies

    The Global Studies Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.A. degree is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to be well-versed in world history, global issues and perspectives, geography, and cultural competence as well as proficient in a foreign language. Elective options direct students to a course of study focused on world history, international business, globalization issues, language and culture, and the arts and humanities in the global environment. Students can take electives within one area of study, or mix electives from the various areas. The program prepares students for careers as citizens of the world and to navigate and communicate in a global environment.

    Degree Requirements

  • Skills Certificate - Global StudiesDetails for Skills Certificate - Global Studies

    The Global Studies Skills Certificate is designed to enable students to meet the demands of living and working in a global society. This certificate provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the interdependence and interconnectedness of people from around the globe. By taking a variety of courses with a common, global focus, students gain the analytical skills to discuss political, economic and cultural elements of our global society from several perspectives. Students also gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work more effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

    Degree Requirements


In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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