The Global Studies major uses a professional academic advisor model to handle the needs of our growing cohort of majors. This replaces the more traditional “faculty advisor” model that many departments on campus utilize.

Ms. Grace Castle (MA) coordinates advising and registration clearance for all GLBL majors. Students may seek advising help with any questions about the major from Ms. Castle at any point during the fall, winter, spring and summer terms. Majors are also welcome and invited to seek guidance and advice on their studies, as well as life after UMBC from faculty working with the program.

Course registration advising takes place at two specific junctures during the academic year – early November and early March. During the registration period, you will be assigned to Ms. Castle or a member of the Global Studies faculty to complete a registration advising appointment in order to receive clearance to register for the upcoming term. At these registration appointments, you will discuss your class schedule and review your degree audit.

Advising Category
Global Studies Major Advising

  • Orientation to the Global Studies Major
  • Major Requirements
  • Study Abroad VOT forms
  • Referrals to Faculty and Other University Support Services


Grace Castle
FAB 550
Please email to schedule a phone or video conference.

ON-Campus:Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
In Person Walk-in Hours:
Monday: 12-3
Wednesday: 9.30-11

I will be teleworking Thursdays and Fridays, please click the link below to visit my virtual office.
VIRTUAL Office Drop-in: VIRTUAL Office

Outside of these times, please schedule an appointment. CLICK HERE* to access my calendar.**Please do note, I cannot guarantee that same-day booked appointments will be honoured. It is highly recommended that you book at least the day before you wish to meet with me. In case of emergencies, please email me directly or use my walk-in hours.

CAHSS Academic Advising Coordinator

  • GEP and University Requirements
  • Transfer Course Credit
James Hamilton
FAB 553
Please email to schedule an appointment.

NOTE: It is required that ALL Global Majors complete this advising registration form as the first part of the advanced registration advising process. Should you have trouble submitting your form, please contact Ms. Castle directly (CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS) Newly declared GLBL Majors must schedule an appointment during their first registration session (either on-campus or virtual) in addition to completing the online form.