About Us

The UMBC Global Studies Program was launched in 2013. It is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that features coursework from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students can take elective credits from fifteen different departments in addition to the three required core courses. The program is recognized for its emphasis on the mentoring of student research and the availability of global-local learning and engagement experiences, including study abroad programs and internship and volunteer opportunities.  Though still a relatively new offering at UMBC, Global Studies has produced 11 Fulbright Fellowship winners,  10 other prestigious scholarship winners, 31 undergraduate research presenters, and a valedictorian! Global competence is a top requirement for entry-level jobs in the 21st Century. The GLBL alumni network is already strong and growing each year — locally, nationally, and globally!

Attention: Add/Drop Ends Tomorrow, 14th September

Last day for schedule adjustments in Fall '22

If you are looking to drop or add any courses to your Fall 2022 schedule, please be sure to make any changes before Wednesday, 14 September. Courses dropped from your schedule after tomorrow will...

Posted: September 13, 2022, 4:00 PM

GLBL Welcomes New Visiting Lecturer Zareen Taj!

The Global Studies Program is welcoming a new visiting lecturer for AY 2022-23. Zareen Taj will be joining our team to help teach and mentor the GLBL cohort. She is a doctoral student in UMBC's...

Posted: August 5, 2022, 1:40 PM

Summer Data Co-op Internship @ The BoadStreet Institute

Apply today for their August Cohort!

Are you interested in being a part of a community data internship?  The BroadStreet Institute is a remote, global team of 200 volunteers from around the world gathering community-level data on...

Posted: July 27, 2022, 9:53 AM