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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GBL Student: Athlete and International Ambassador

photo of student Mae Flight



Maegan Flight, who is currently earning the Global Studies Bachelors degree is a tennis player and also works for the UIS Office of International Student Services.  She was featured recently in the UIS series “Leadership Lived.”  Learn more about her!

GBL Alumna in Ghana

Student Ali Madden on study abroad in Ghana

Alexandra Madden (center, B.A. GBL 17) spent 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…”