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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) is the full-time Academic Advisor for GLBL. 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.

Global Studies Advising for Spring 2018 Semester

Advising Category Academic Advisor
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
Walk-in Office Hours:
Monday 1-3pm
Tuesday 9-11am
Wednesday 9-11am
Thursday 1-3pm
Friday 12-2pmTo schedule an appointment, please CLICK HERE*
Prospective and Transfer Student Advising

  • GEP and University Requirements
  • Transfer Course Credit
James Hamilton
FAB 556
Walk-in Office Hours: 
Tuesday 2-3pm
Thursday 2-3pmPlease email to schedule an appointment.

Registration Advisor Assignments for Advanced Registration will be made in late October and March each term. To see with whom you will schedule your advanced registration appointment, please (click here*).

Dr. Brigid Starkey FAB 558  (click here*)
Dr. Rita Turner FAB 555  (click here*)
Dr. Felipe Filomeno PUP 320  (click here*)
Mr. James Hamilton FAB 556  (click here*)

Students who have completed GLBL 101 will be assigned a specific adviser for advanced registration (click here*).

Last updated December 13, 2017.