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 UIS faculty-led study abroad trip to Cuba

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Congratulations Class of 2020!

Alex Phelps, a Spring 2020 graduate from the Global Studies program at UIS, will be working for a Non-Profit Organization called “The Advocates for Human Rights” starting this Summer and for about a year( August 2020-July 2021).   His position in this organization as Program Assistant will require him to work directly with asylum seeking clients to screen their cases for placement with volunteer attorneys, supervise interns, conducting phone interviews and writing summaries of asylum cases.  He will also assist staff attorneys that support volunteer attorneys locally and nationally.  In the longer term, he is planning to apply for Law school.




Fall 2020 Class through the University of Colima

The University of Colima (UCOL), Mexico will offer a 499- online topics course in the Fall 2020 semester. The course  titled “Comparative Political Systems” will be taught in English by Dr. Jose Manuel de la Mora, a full professor at UCOL.  The online course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and has an enrollment cap of 6 students.

For registration, please contact Dr. Adriana Crocker at