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Global and Human Studies

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Explore, Analyze, Advocate

A pathway where curiosity about humans and cultural understanding come together. Programs in this CAP explore cultures, people, and their activities so that you have the skills to solve problems, improve the quality of life for others, understand the past, and create innovative approaches to the future. This will prepare you for careers related to social justice, public policy, education, private counseling or social work.


Do any of these describe you?

  • I aim to understand the world we live in.
  • I enjoy helping people learn, heal and grow.
  • It’s fun for me to learn about different cultures.
  • I am multilingual or desire to be.
  • I enjoy communicating ideas or data.
  • I like playing with words and writing.
  • I often ask why things happen in society.
  • I find myself advocating for others.
  • I like making a difference.
  • I debate and discuss different topics.
  • I enjoy analyzing beyond the surface level.

If so, you may be interested in a career in Global and Human Studies.


Not sure?

Creative Arts and Design
  • I like to create things or imagine new ideas.
  • I prefer working in unstructured environments.
  • I like to express myself through different mediums.
  • I’m excited to make things that inform or entertain people.
  • I enjoy being around creative individuals.
  • I’m an independent, original or innovative thinker.
  • I enjoy communicating ideas.
  • I’m excited to interpret other people's art.
  • I find working with a team to produce something rewarding.
  • I like to perform in front of others.

Entrepreneurship and Business
  • I enjoy achieving goals through quality team work.
  • I like working in a structured environment.
  • I enjoy working with my hands.
  • I feel satisfied when I see the results of my hands-on work.
  • I am willing to take risks.
  • I like working with money and finances.
  • I feel accomplished when I make order out of chaos.
  • I enjoy leading, motivating, supporting and influencing those around me.
  • I prefer to manage and support projects.
  • I want to start my own business or nonprofit.
  • I am interested in how to strategize and negotiate.

Health and Public Service
  • I’m action oriented.
  • I care about the wellbeing and safety of others.
  • I value order, standards and routines.
  • I like providing service to others.
  • I enjoy teaching, counseling or training.
  • I am organized.
  • I enjoy solving problems.
  • I am interested in how the body works.
  • I can remain calm in stressful situations.

Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • I’m curious about how the universe works.
  • I like using my mind to solve problems, especially if it involves using math or science.
  • I am drawn to nature and the natural world.
  • It’s fun for me to take things apart to understand how they work.
  • I thrive in self-directed environments.
  • I find it rewarding to figure out complicated problems and intellectual challenges.
  • I enjoy developing theories or hypotheses.
  • I like to study, conduct research, or work in a lab.

Check out the programs in the Global and Human Studies CAP

Anthropology, Art History, Bilingual and Bicultural Studies, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Elementary Teacher Education, English, Geography, History, Human Services, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Women's Studies, World Languages


Ready to get started? Find the suggested map of courses for your program.


Questions or want to change your CAP?

Academic counselors are here to help! Services are being provided remotely.


Resources and Information for Global and Human Studies Students

Join a Student Club to connect with students who share your interests.

Consider if a Learning Community is a good fit for you and your educational goals.

Keep up with the latest news in the Cabrillo Voice newspaper.

Connect with the HUB Learning Resource Center or the Integrated Learning Center for tutoring and learning resource workshops. (Services are available remotely!)



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