The Global Studies Program at Northeastern Illinois University is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that offers a major leading to the Global Studies B.A. as well as a minor.
In Global Studies classes, students investigate and analyze life in a globalized world from cultural, economic, political, and other perspectives.  

The program is organized around five thematic tracks: 

  • Culture, Society and Identity
  • Language, Knowledge and Representation
  • Nature, Technology and the Body
  • Power, Movements and Political Economy
  • Violence, Resistance and Resolution
These tracks transcend traditional disciplinary, topical, and theoretical borders, providing opportunities for creative thinking, critical debate, and novel scholarship.  
Through critical analysis of the contemporary world, carried out in coursework and through hands-on research and internship opportunities, students in the program accrue knowledge, scholarly abilities, and practical skills that will prepare them as informed global citizens and members of the 21st century workforce.  

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the Global Studies, B.A. and the courses offered toward the degree.

Global Studies, B.A.

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Global Studies coordinator at (773) 442-5621.

Global Studies Homepage

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Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

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