Our incoming class is typically a diverse and energetic group of students with interests ranging from the broad to the specific. Students come in with an idea of the importance of global understanding and interaction. Through the GS major, students gain an interdisciplinary foundation in global issues and their analysis through inquiry-based learning and skills development. The knowledge, skills and values students develop through their GS major will apply to a wide variety of career and academic paths, preparing them for futures in professional careers in government, non-profit, or the private sector. See our Career Prep section for more information.

If you are interested in applying to the University of Illinois as a Global Studies major, we encourage you to explore our degree requirements. You can find application details at the Admissions website.

Freshmen admitted students to LAS Global Studies beginning Fall 2023 click here.