International Studies

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Program Phone


Paul Harasha

Faculty Chair


Office: SC 14 - Room: SCO 53

This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society
International Studies

Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of current and past global issues? Do you want to learn about human diversity and how people and society are connected? Are you interested in world history and its impact on today's world? If you're interested in exploring these questions, join our International Studies program today. The courses in this program span several areas of study — you'll acquire an understanding of world religions and politics, anthropology, the history of Western civilization, environmental biology, biotechnology, the impact of diverse cultures on American life, and so much more!

Upon completion of the International Studies program, you will be qualified for work in non-profit organizations, government agencies, media, and schools teaching about world cultures. Begin your global exploration today and enroll!



The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the International Studies program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Global Citizenship

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a certificate within the International Studies program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

The academic advisor in charge of Global Citizenship is Paul Harasha. Schedule an appointment to learn more about the program by emailing him at He will help you figure out which track of the Global Citizenship certificate is best fitted to your interests. This appointment is an integral step to begin your academic experience, so make an appointment now!