The International and Global Studies program at UMF is perfect for students who wish to gain insights into other countries, cultures, and international and global issues. It provides a greater knowledge and appreciation of diverse linguistic, cultural, historical, economic and political systems in the world.  For a full description, visit the UMF catalog (2023-2024).

How do I explore International and Global Studies at UMF?

There are many ways to explore a major. You could:

  • Review the webpage for this major.
  • Talk to faculty members in the major. Ask about their career path.
  • Choose a class of interest and contact the faculty member to ask about going to one of the classes.
  • Talk with students in the major for insights into the courses you will take and professors who will instruct you.
  • Enroll in one of the following courses: INS 100 Introduction to International and Global Studies or any social science course with a global emphasis.
  • Get involved by joining a club or volunteer with an organization.
  • Volunteer or intern with an organization that is aligned with this major.
  • Talk with a Career Counselor.

What careers can I get with this major?

Data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Median Salaries for positions in Maine typically fall below those of other New England states.

What jobs have UMF graduates acquired?

NGO in West Africa, English teacher in France, China and other countries, Peace Corps Volunteer, Lawyer, Beijing Office Administrator, Imagery Analyst at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Environmental Analyst, English Trainer, and one alum is working on Environmental Security issues at the Dept of Defense.

Can I minor in International and Global Studies? Are there related majors at UMF?

Yes, UMF has minors including International Studies, Political Science, History, Latin American Studies, and others. Majors related to International and Global Studies include other social science majors such as Geography and Environmental Planning, Political Science, and Anthropology. Read more about majors and minors.

How do I declare this major?

Contact Dr. Kelly Bentley,, 207-778-7386 to discuss your interests. To apply to the major, complete a change of major form (available in Merrill Center or any academic office).

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