The largest of UWM’s schools and colleges, the College of Letters & Science is home to a diverse array of courses in the humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences. In a world where the next generation of leaders can expect to not just change jobs but to also change careers multiple times, every L&S student graduates with knowledge in their chosen field plus the flexible skills that will last a lifetime regardless of job or career: critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication. – College of Letters and Science
Students that are part of the College of Letters and Science have a wide range of countries where they can choose to study abroad. With a wide range of majors, minors and certificates, students can study abroad where their academic path takes them, or allow for new opportunities and experiences to enrich their studies.
With the College of Letters and Science’s various majors, minors and certificates, CIE compiled information on some areas of study below. If you don’t see your major please contact the CIE at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Considerations While Abroad
If you choose a non-UWM program, you will receive transfer credit, and you are responsible for making sure your official transcript is sent to CIE.
Electives can be easily completed while abroad. Another option for students is to have some of the courses taken abroad be counted as degree or certificate requirements or upper level electives. Check out the Course Equivalency page.
There are some courses within each major that need to be completed on the UWM campus. It is recommended to meet with an academic advisor to determine the courses that need to be completed on campus before deciding to study abroad.
Asking the right questions is very important when deciding what program works best for your major, minor and/or certificate. The Study Abroad team recommends talking to your Academic Advisor, your Study Abroad Coordinator and a Financial Aid Specialist.
With the College of Letters and Science’s various majors, minors and certificates CIE compiled information on some majors below. If you don’t see your major please contact the CIE at email@example.com for more information.
Check out the programs featuring African & African Diaspora Studies here
Anthropology is a unique field that combines elements of social science and natural science. Students will find themselves in all types of settings – out in the field collecting physical samples, in a lab analyzing fossils and specimens, interviewing individuals and groups to collect oral histories, in the library and community researching and in the classroom learning how to fit all of the pieces of evidence into a cohesive theory.
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Classics is an original liberal arts field and is designed to prepare students for any type of profession that emphasizes critical analysis, reading of dense texts and oral and written communication. Law school is a popular destination after college, though certainly not the only option. A student’s career choices after college will be guided by how they applied their coursework to real world applications during college.
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Communication students at UWM not only graduate with top-notch communication skills, but they also have a thorough understanding of communication as a process and as a system. They are the individuals who can work with all types of people, bringing out their best. Communication majors go on to all types of work, but the common denominator is that their work most likely involves lots of interaction with others.
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English students learn to think critically, write persuasively, argue logically, delve deeply into history and explore their own creativity. Students are challenged to examine their own assumptions, sharpen their writing and learn how to read and understand even the most difficult works, from fiction to philosophy.
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There are many Foreign Languages offered at UWM, below is a not a comprehensive list of languages and the programs offered within CIE. If you do not see a language that you are studying or if you are in a country that is not listed please contact CIE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out all of the programs featuring Chinese Language here!
Fluency in French can provide a career advantage in all types of professions including business, medicine, law, the arts, politics, government work, and more. The country of France is a leader in science and high-tech, architecture, fashion, and cuisine, making French fluency valuable in these industries as well.
French is a romance language with many similar roots to Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Many students find it beneficial to also study these related languages to broaden their knowledge and skills.
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Check out all of the programs featuring the German Language here!
Check out all of the program featuring the Italian Language here!
Check out all of the programs featuring the Japanese Language here!
Check out all of the programs featuring the Russian Languages here!
Check out all of the programs featuring the Spanish Language here!
At UWM, Global Studies is a rigorous program that incorporates classes across disciplines, a required study abroad experience and extensive foreign language requirements. This challenging but rewarding program prepares students to excel in a job market that demands knowledge across subject areas and a culturally sensitive and savvy approach.
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History is an original liberal arts field and is designed to prepare students for any type of profession that emphasizes critical analysis, reading of dense texts, creative problem-solving and oral and written communication. History majors collect and analyze evidence to construct arguments, propose new interpretations, formulate conclusions, test hypotheses and communicate new ideas.
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Understanding the nuances of globalization in our personal and professional lives, speaking the languages of others and appreciating cultural diversity are essential skills for living and working in the world today. UWM’s program is based on the principles of the liberal arts with an emphasis in abroad knowledge of people, places and institutions and the skills to be an adaptable career-changing in a fast-moving marketplace. International studies majors have the ability to interact across cultures, converse in more than one language, analyze problems across cultural or national boundaries, adapt to new and foreign situations, appreciate differences in people and processes and problem solve across different areas and formats.
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At UWM, students take coursework from four broad areas of political science in order to obtain a well-rounded education in the field: American politics, international relations, comparative politics and political theory. With this background, students leave UWM ready to enter graduate school or the world of work in government, international organizations, campaigns, business, consulting, non-profit and more.
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Students who are planning on entering a professional school are able to study abroad just like every major within UWM. CIE highly recommends working with your Academic Advisor and a Study Abroad Coordinator to decide on the best possible program that fits with your academic plan.
Check out the programs featuring Pre-Professional here
Psychology is a science that seeks to understand the thoughts, emotions and behavior of people. The major can be used as a springboard to any type of career that involves people.
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The field of Sociology aims to understand human actions – how they influence and shape society and how society collectively influences and shapes human behavior. Sociological theory can touch on almost every topic conceivable because everything involves people: personal relationships, workplace structure, the communities where we live, social movements, the global reach of media and business and more.
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The Urban Studies major draws from classes in sociology, geography, history, political science, economics, urban studies and urban planning to explore issues related to cities, suburban communities and metropolitan regions such as transportation, education, housing, population shifts, crime, discrimination and more.
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