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Actuarial Science

Major, Minor

Actuarial Science

Major, Minor

Actuaries help individuals, businesses and society manage risk by evaluating the likelihood of future events and creating plans to reduce their financial or emotional impact. The Society of Actuaries named UWM’s program a Center of Actuarial Excellence, one of only 16 universities in the U.S. with this mark of distinction.

African and African Diaspora Studies

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

African and African Diaspora Studies

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

This major examines the cultures, societies and political economies of people of African descent worldwide. Topics include history, literature, political science, economics, education, and media. The knowledge and skills gained apply to professions in healthcare, education, journalism, social work, law and justice, business, public policy, and arts.

American Indian Studies

Certificate

American Indian Studies

Certificate

American Indian Studies incorporates a blend of courses covering anthropology, history, literature, language and sociology all focused on the experiences, culture and languages of the native peoples of the Americas. We are the only UW campus to offer three full years of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language.

Anishinaabe Language

Certificate

Anishinaabe Language

Certificate

The Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) language is spoken by the tribes of the Three Fires Confederacy: Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi. It’s an endangered language but is expected to survive through the 21st century. This certificate provides coursework in the language and culture and is particularly valuable for individuals who wish to work with people from the three tribes.

Anthropology

Major, Minor, Master's, Accelerated Master's, Doctoral

Anthropology

Major, Minor, Master's, Accelerated Master's, Doctoral

Anthropologists study people and cultures, past and present. Field work and hands-on experience are important parts of the program. An understanding of human organization, communication, and behavior can lead to careers in government service, business, education, marketing, nonprofit administration, cultural resource management, and more.

Applied Econometrics and Data Analysis

Certificate

Applied Econometrics and Data Analysis

Certificate

This certificate is open to graduate students only and is designed to enhance students’ opportunities in a job market that demands exceptional quantitative data skills. Training in econometrics is particularly valuable for government jobs and private sector positions in policy analysis, financial analysis, forecasting, market research, logistics and quality control.

Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Major

Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Major

Students in AMCS break problems into key elements, use computers for analysis and develop practical solutions. The program blends math and programming coursework with the liberal arts, providing graduates with both technical aptitude and strong people skills. This is a joint degree from the colleges of Engineering and Letters & Science.

Arabic Language and Literature

Minor

Arabic Language and Literature

Minor

Arabic is one of the main languages of the Middle East and North Africa. Its influence is felt in other languages such as Urdu and Kurdish, and it is the language of the Quran. It is the fifth most common language in the world with more than 375 million native speakers and is an official language of the U.N. Arabic fluency is in high demand in today’s global marketplace.

Art History

Major, Minor, Master's, Accelerated Master's

Art History

Major, Minor, Master's, Accelerated Master's

Art History students explore Western and Non-Western art in all forms and across all time periods. Art’s impact and influence, past and present, are explored through courses covering architecture, religion, politics, economics, cinema and journalism. Graduates go on to various roles at museums, libraries, schools, galleries, design firms and non-profit agencies.

Asian Studies

Certificate

Asian Studies

Certificate

The Asian Studies certificate gives students a broad overview of Asian languages, culture, politics and history. It complements majors such as business, global studies, international studies, journalism, the visual and performing arts, communication, economics, political science and other disciplines that involve interactions with the Asian world.

Atmospheric Sciences

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

Atmospheric Sciences

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

Atmospheric Science, or meteorology, features small class sizes and ample opportunities for hands-on experience in forecasting, risk assessment, research and communication. The program prepares students for careers that rely heavily on data, analytics and decision support.

Biochemistry

Major, Master's, Doctoral

Biochemistry

Major, Master's, Doctoral

Biochemistry focuses on the application of chemical principles to the investigation of life processes. Biochemists work in a wide range of careers in academic institutions, pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnology industries, and government. Biochemistry also prepares students for professional schools in healthcare (including pre-medicine, pre-vet and pre-pharmacy).

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