Are you looking for an exciting major that takes you places you never thought possible? Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program — drawing on no fewer than ten disciplines — rooted primarily in humanities and social sciences that grounds students in multiple ways of approaching global problems, issues, cultures, and relations. You will graduate with breadth that exposes you to varied lenses through which to study the world and depth in two regional concentrations.
As a student in our Department of Global Studies, you study on UNE's scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years, this confluence of natural resources has inspired students and faculty from around the world. Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown offering delicious eateries, exciting social and cultural events, and more. With the transformation of the old Biddeford/Saco mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, fitness facilities, salons, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore in downtown. Looking to try a new type of food, grab a coffee, or shop for locally-made clothes? Biddeford/Saco has it all.