Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. International and Global Affairs and Development Concentration


The International and Global Studies program at UNC Greensboro empowers students to be engaged global citizens. 

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies concentration is ideal if you want to deepen your knowledge of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the islands located in the Greater and Lesser Antilles. In the degree program, you will learn about Latin American and Caribbean history, politics, geography, economics, belief systems, social issues, arts and literatures, film genres, and cultures


  • Students regularly receive Fulbright research and teaching awards and U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships.
  • This program takes an interdisciplinary approach, involving courses shared with more than 30 departments and programs across campus, so students can pursue a breadth of interests.
  • Students are often honored with membership in the nationally renowned Phi Beta Kappa honor society for the liberal arts and sciences, nomination for UNCG’s prestigious Student Excellence Award, membership in UNCG’s Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honor Society, and completion of UNCG’s Global Leadership Program.


  • Coursework focuses on understanding and responding appropriately to ongoing international and global issues. 
  • You will complete a senior research project with a faculty member related to your chosen major concentration.
  • There are plenty of opportunities to participate in a wide range of interculturally focused curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences, including study abroad.
  • Study abroad experience is required and helps students gain intercultural competence.
  • You will complete at least six credits of advanced foreign language.
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities with local nonprofits assisting refugee and immigrant communities are available. 


  • Upon completion of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program, students’ career options include:
    • Graduate Student
    • Civil Service Worker
    • Humanitarian Aid Worker
    • Non-Profit Manager
    • Teacher
    • Government Affairs Manager
    • International Relations Specialist
    • Consular/Embassy Assistant

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Dr. Kathleen Macfie
Director of Undergraduate Studies
International & Global Studies Program