Global Studies

The bachelor of arts degree in Global Studies (housed in Department of Political Science) provides knowledge, skills and perspectives for work in the global community.

This degree uses an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing political science, history, economics, sociology / anthropology, communication and environmental studies.

Student and Guides in Cuba
Global Studies Jessica Villegas (left, B.A. 18) with guides from 2018 study abroad trip to Cuba

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Students at local Springfield restaurant
American Freshmen introduce their new international friends to Springfield’s own “Horseshoe” sandwiches.  Part of the Conversation Partner Program of the Freshmen Seminar “Geography of College-Age Youth” (GBL 101) at UIS.  (Photo courtesy of Luigi Cabantog).

 Recent Study Abroad

Alexandra Madden (center, B.A. GBL 17) spend seven weeks in Ghana this summer, researching water quality, hypertension, diabetes and Hepatitis C.  She and colleagues from the UIS Department of Public Health worked with students and staff from Ghana’s University Of Health And Allied Sciences.  For more information about this trip, see news story “UIS students and faculty conduct research in Ghana…”