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UWM's Global Studies program uniquely offers students a blend of courses across disciplines and across colleges at UWM in preparation for a career abroad or within the U.S. that works on matters that cross borders and cultures. Our increasingly interconnected world demands future leaders who have global knowledge and skills including the ability to analyze problems from multiple perspectives and incorporate solutions that are inclusive of different viewpoints and cultures. Interpersonal and intercultural communication skills are also developed through our program as well as advanced competency in a language other than English.

These characteristics are valued by employers across industries and professions and are the launching pad for lifelong career growth and adaptability. There is no single job outcome for global studies graduates - you will find our alumni in all types of positions in locations around the globe. We have alumni who own international start-ups, some who work in a business management role at large multinational corporations, and others who have joined the Peace Corps or an NGO in social service types of positions.

To better serve the diverse career interests of our students, Global Studies majors choose from one of five tracks:

Global Communications - with a focus on language, culture and the technology of modern, global communication (by meeting certain requirements, students can receive a joint degree from both the College of Letters & Science and the College of Community Engagement & Professions)

Global Management - focusing on business and the world economy (a joint degree between the College of Letters & Science and the Sheldon B. Lubar College of Business)

Global Security - dealing with aspects of conflict and change such as water resources, war, human rights, borders, and global health

Global Sustainability - students develop expertise in matters of the environment and government systems

Global Health - a track for students interested in global careers in healthcare, international aid, healthcare policy, international health education, health outreach, and international health regulations (by meeting certain requirements, students can receive a joint degree from both the College of Letters & Science and the College of Health Professions & Sciences)

Students often wonder what the differences are between the Global Studies major and the International Studies major. International Studies is a more traditional broad liberal arts program that does not offer the specialties mentioned above. Courses from the College of Business, the College of Community Engagement & Professions or the College of Health Professions & Sciences cannot count toward the International Studies major like they can for the Global Studies major. Additionally, the Global Studies major requires a higher level of world language fluency (through the sixth semester) and requires an international experience such as study abroad, an international internship, or an internship that takes place domestically but with an international aspect.

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A double major in political science and communication, Sandra started her first full-time job as an administrative assistant/paralegal in the Milwaukee County Court coordinators office. (UWM Photo/Marcelo Martinez)
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Esrom was hired as the dance director at the Fine Arts Institute at East High School in Green Bay. Esrom is graduating with a MFA for Dance Performance and Choreography. (UWM Photo/Marcelo Martinez)
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Biochemistry major Matida was hired full-time with nonprofit Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin and leads the Dane County team for Project Recovery. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
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Architecture student Alanna was hired before graduation and works for Excel Engineering as a team designer. She says, “I work with a team to bring ideas to paper and design to construction.” (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

Major Requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, students in all tracks must complete 120 credits, including a minimum of 36 credits in upper-division courses (numbered 300 or above), while fulfilling the requirements below. GPAs of at least 2.000 overall and 2.500 in the selected track are required for graduation. Students also are responsible for completing the University-wide General Education Requirements.

Beyond the University-wide General Education requirements, students must also complete an additional 6 credits of Humanities GER courses and an additional 6 credits of Social Science GER courses, some of which are required or elective courses in the major.

Global Studies Core
GLOBAL 101Introduction to Global Studies I: People and Politics (SS)3
GLOBAL 201Introduction to Global Studies II: Economics and the Environment (SS)3
GLOBAL 202Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology (SS)3
Global Studies Capstone 1
GLOBAL 550Global Studies Integrated Capstone:3
World Regions
Select one of the following:3
GEOG 110
The World: Peoples and Regions (SS)
HIST 132
World History Since 1500 (HU)
POL SCI 106
Politics of the World's Nations (SS)
Foreign Language
Six semesters (or equivalent) of a single foreign language with passing grades
International Experience
Students will be required to complete 2 of the options below:
Option 1: 3-9 credits of study abroad
Option 2: 1-6 credits of an international internship
Option 3: 1-6 credits of a domestic internship with a global organization or clear international focus
Total International Experience Credits12
Tracks
Select one of the following tracks:
Global Communications
Global Health
Global Management
Global Security
Global Sustainability
Total Credits27
1

Global 550 is required for all tracks except Global Management, which has a separate capstone experience.

Global Studies: Communications

Global Communications Track

To earn the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies through the Global Communications track, students must complete the following requirements.

Global Communications Track Core
ECON 103Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 104Principles of Macroeconomics3
GLOBAL 351Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications3
GLOBAL 451Access, Security, and Intercultural Contexts in Global Communications3
Select two of the following:6
BUS ADM 230
Introduction to Information Technology Management
COMMUN 103
Public Speaking
COMMUN 105
Business and Professional Communication
ENGLISH 205
Business Writing 1
ENGLISH 206
Technical Writing 1
ENGLISH 214
Writing in the Professions: (with appropriate subtitle) 1
ENGLISH 431
Topics in Advanced Communications: (with appropriate subtitle) 1
ENGLISH 435
Rhetoric and Professional Writing 1
ENGLISH 436
Technical Documentation 1
ENGLISH 449
Internship in the Humanities 1
JAMS 201
Media Writing 1
INFOST 110
Introduction to Information Science and Technology
INFOST 250
Introduction to Network and Systems Administration
Global Communications Track Electives
Select 27 credits (see below)27
Total Credits45
1

At least one writing course must be selected.

Global Communications Electives

Students must complete 27 credits from the following lists of courses, with a minimum of 15 credits taken from List A. There is no minimum number of credits that must be selected from Lists B-E. Electives from Lists C-E should be courses about the country or region in which the student will pursue language study and/or study abroad. Any individual course may count only once toward degree requirements. Students in this track who are awarded their degree by L&S only must complete at least 36 credits in L&S upper-division (numbered 300 or above) courses.

List A

(A minimum of 15 credits must be completed from the following):

ANTHRO 349Seminar in Ethnography and Cultural Processes3
ANTHRO/LINGUIS 570Issues in Bilingualism3
ART 227Design Workshop: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ART 327Digital Media Workshop: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ART 309Issues in Contemporary Art:3
BUS ADM 230Introduction to Information Technology Management (if not selected above)4
BUS ADM 335Introduction to Business Application Development3
BUS ADM 360Principles of Marketing3
BUS ADM 465International Marketing3
BUS ADM 467Marketing Seminar: (with appropriate subtitle)3
BUS ADM 495Special Topics in Business: (with appropriate subtitle)1-3
BUS ADM 496International Business3
BUS ADM 530Privacy and Information Security for Business3
BUS ADM 532Web Development for Open Business Systems3
BUS ADM 533Introduction to Connected Systems for Business3
CHINESE 441Business Chinese3
COMMUN 192First-Year Seminar: ("The Digital Mirror" subtitle)3
COMMUN 313Human Communication and Technology3
COMMUN 350Intercultural Communication3
COMMUN 370Quantitative Research in Communication3
COMMUN 380Honors Seminar: (“The Social History of the Internet” subtitle)3
COMMUN 402Gender and Communication3
COMMUN 410Organizational Communication Technology3
COMMUN 413Rhetoric and the Internet3
COMMUN 450Cross-Cultural Communication3
COMMUN 550International and Global Communication3
COMMUN 655Cultural Training and Adjustment3
COMMUN 665Introduction to Mediation3
COMMUN 675Communication in International Mediation and Peacebuilding3
DANCE 122African Dance & Diaspora Technique I2-3
DANCE 370World Movement Traditions:2-3
ENGLISH 214Writing in the Professions: (with appropriate subtitle) (if not selected above)3
ENGLISH 431Topics in Advanced Communications: (with appropriate subtitle) (if not selected above)3
ENGLISH 435Rhetoric and Professional Writing (if not selected above)3
ENGLISH 436Technical Documentation (if not selected above)3
ENGLISH 437Project Management for Professional Writers3
ENGLISH 439Information Design3
ENGLISH 449Internship in the Humanities (if not selected above)1-4
FILM 203Media Workshop: (with appropriate subtitle)3
FILM 222Digital Filmmaking3
FILM 255Introduction to Digital Arts3
FLL 216Survey of Civilization: (with appropriate subtitle)3
GEOG 215Introduction to Geographic Information Science3
GERMAN 425Introduction to German Translation3
GERMAN 474German for Professional Purposes3
GERMAN 525Seminar in Advanced German Translation3
GLOBAL 311Contexts for Global Management3
GLOBAL 448Intellectual Property in the Global Information Economy3
GLOBAL 541Cross-Cultural Management3
ITALIAN 313Translation: Italian-English, English-Italian3
JAMS 101Introduction to Mass Media3
JAMS 201Media Writing (if not selected above)3
JAMS 204News Writing3
JAMS 207Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations3
JAMS 231Publication Design3
JAMS 232Photojournalism3
JAMS 262Principles of Media Studies3
JAMS 307Persuasive Media Writing and Production:3
JAMS 320News Reporting 3
JAMS 336Media Graphics3
JAMS 524Advertising and Public Relations Campaigns3
JAMS 562Media Studies and Culture3
INFOST 110Introduction to Information Science and Technology (if not selected above)3
INFOST 120Information Technology Ethics3
INFOST 240Web Design I3
INFOST 310Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use3
INFOST 330Electronic Information Retrieval Systems3
INFOST 340Introduction to Systems Analysis3
INFOST 410Database Information Retrieval Systems3
INFOST 430Multimedia Application Development3
INFOST 440Web Application Development3
LINGUIS 410Literacy, Grammar, and Methodologies in ESL Education3
LINGUIS 420Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3
LINGUIS 430Language and Society3
LINGUIS 565Introduction to Adult/University Level TESOL3
PEACEST 203Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies3
RUSSIAN 419Introduction to Translation: Russian to English3
SOCIOL 327Data, Technology, and Society3
SPANISH 348Introduction to Translation: English to Spanish3
TRNSLTN 201Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies3
TRNSLTN 400Consecutive Interpreting3
TRNSLTN 411Ethics in Translation and Interpreting3
TRNSLTN 422Simultaneous Interpreting3
TRNSLTN 550Advanced Modes of Interpreting3
List B

Topical Electives:

ANTHRO 441Nature, Knowledge, and Technoscience in Anthropological Perspective3
ANTHRO 543Cross-Cultural Study of Religion3
ART 118Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice3
ART 3173D Modeling and XR3
ARTHIST/ENGLISH/FILMSTD 111Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet3
BUS ADM 330Organizations3
BUS ADM 436Systems Analysis and Design3
COMPLIT 350Topics in Comparative Literature: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPLIT 365Literatures and Cultures of the Americas: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPLIT 461Film-Fiction Interaction: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPSCI 112Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web3
COMPSCI 113Introduction to Web Document Production3
COMPSCI 251Intermediate Computer Programming3
ENGLISH/ARTHIST/FILMSTD 111Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet3
ENGLISH 192First-Year Seminar: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ENGLISH 210Global Englishes3
ENGLISH 253Science Fiction: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ENGLISH 290Introduction to Film Studies3
ENGLISH 291Introduction to Television Studies3
ENGLISH 316World Cinema: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ENGLISH 320Studies in Film and Television Authorship: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ENGLISH 394Theories of Digital Culture: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ENGLISH 404Language, Power, and Identity3
ENGLISH 434Editing and Publishing3
ENGLISH 465Women Writers: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ENGLISH 627Seminar in Literature and Culture: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ENGLISH 630Seminar in Literature and the Other Arts: (with appropriate subtitle)3
FILM 116Listening and Recording3
FILM 201Introduction to Experimental Media Arts3
FILMSTD/ARTHIST/ENGLISH 111Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet3
FINEART 511Spatial Interactivity II3
HIST 372Topics in Global History: (with appropriate subtitle)3
INFOST 150Introduction to Information Resources on the Internet3
INFOST 210Information Resources for Research3
INFOST 250Introduction to Network and Systems Administration3
INFOST 691Special Topics in Information Science: (with appropriate subtitle)3
INTLST 550Senior Seminar in International Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
JAPAN 331Reading Japanese Short Stories3
JAMS 111Gender and the Media3
JAMS 113Internet Culture3
JAMS 116Journalism, Documentary, and Democracy3
JAMS 280Selected Topics in Mass Communication: (with appropriate subtitle)3
JAMS 450Race and Ethnicity in the Media3
JAMS 460History of Mass Media3
JAMS 559Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age3
JAMS 614Seminar in Media and Public Opinion3
JAMS 615Seminar in Media and Politics3
JAMS 620Seminar in Global Media3
LINGUIS 100The Diversity of Human Language3
LINGUIS 200Aspects of Language: (with appropriate subtitle )3
LINGUIS 210Power of Words3
LINGUIS 350Introduction to Linguistics3
LINGUIS 468Language in its Various Forms: (with appropriate subtitle )3
MUSIC 327Studio Techniques3
MUSIC 328Interactive Electronic Music3
SPANISH 341Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
List C

Area Studies Electives:

AFRIC 232Survey of African Societies and Cultures3
AFRIC 311African Religious Thought and Social Organizations3
AFRIC 320Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 450Cultural Transmissions: Black Africa and Black America3
ANTHRO 320Peoples and Cultures of Africa3
ANTHRO 322Europe in Anthropological Perspective3
ANTHRO 325Japanese Culture and Society3
ANTHRO 326Peoples and Cultures of South Asia3
HIST 282The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3
HIST 378Revolution in China3
HIST 392The History of Southern Africa3
HIST 393History of Mexico3
HIST 395History of Japan Since 16003
JEWISH 328The Arab-Israeli Conflict3
JEWISH 358The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture3
JEWISH 379Introduction to Jewish History3
List D

Foreign Language Electives - Up to 6 credits beyond those taken to meet the foreign language requirement of upper-division courses (300 level or fifth semester and above) on contemporary culture or literature in a foreign language may count as electives for this track, provided that the language of instruction is not English. The following are recommended; however, see language program listings in this catalog for a complete list:

CHINESE 320Contemporary Chinese Societies through Film3
FRENCH 324Contemporary French Language and Culture3
FRENCH 426Growing Up French3
FRENCH 427Advanced Written Expression3
FRENCH 431Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World: (with appropriate subtitle)3
FRENCH 432Seminar in French and Francophone Cultures: (with appropriate subtitle)1-3
FRENCH 450Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France3
FRENCH 592Seminar in French Language: (with appropriate subtitle)3
GERMAN 145Views of Germany:3
GERMAN 331German Grammar in Practice3
GERMAN 332Presentation and Composition3
GERMAN 333Texts and Contexts 3
GERMAN 334Introduction to German Studies3
GERMAN 360German for the Global World3
GERMAN 410German Cultural History3
GERMAN 415Topics in German Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
GERMAN 474German for Professional Purposes3
GERMAN 489Internship in German, Upper Division1-6
ITALIAN 312Contemporary Italian Language and Culture3
ITALIAN 629Major Film Directors: (with appropriate subtitle)3
PORTUGS 360Luso-Brazilian Culture: (with appropriate subtitle)3
SPANISH 470Survey of Hispanic Literature and Civilization3
SPANISH 472Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Civilization3
SPANISH 474Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization3
SPANISH 491Topics in Hispanic Culture:3
List E

Literature-in-Translation – Credits in 100-level courses may be elected only prior to the student's study abroad:

COMPLIT 208Global Literature from the 17th Century to the Present: (subtitle)3
COMPLIT 230Literature and Society: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPLIT 233Literature and Film: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPLIT 360Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPLIT 365Literatures and Cultures of the Americas: (subtitle)3
COMPLIT 457Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation: (subtitle)3
FRENCH 145Views of France: (subtitle)3
FRENCH 357Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation: (subtitle)3
FRENCH 451Cinema of the French-Speaking World: (with appropriate subtitle)3
GERMAN 112German Life and Civilization: Part II:3
GERMAN 115Seminar on Scandinavian Culture:3
ITALIAN 145Views of Italy: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ITALIAN 229Italian Cinema3
ITALIAN 245Italy and Its Global Fictions: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ITALIAN 258Contemporary Italian Society and Culture3
ITALIAN 357Topics in Italian Culture in Translation: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ITALIAN 457Topics in Italian Literature and Culture in Translation: (with appropriate subtitle)3
JAPAN 200Japanese Culture and Its Effect on Language3
POLISH 236Polish Culture in its Historical Setting3
PORTUGS 225Understanding Brazil: (with appropriate subtitle)3
RUSSIAN 245Russian Life and Culture3
RUSSIAN 350Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy in Translation: Major Works3
RUSSIAN 391Russian Literature and Culture in Translation:3
SPANISH 225Understanding the Hispanic World:3
Global Studies: Health

Global Health Track

To earn the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies through the Global Health track, students must complete the requirements listed below. Students in this track must complete at least 36 credits at the 300-level or higher, of which 24 credits must be in the College of Letters and Science.

Global Health Track Core
NURS 1103
PH 101Introduction to Public Health3
BMS 232Introduction to Nutrition3
NURS 401Global Patterns of Disease3
NURS 4753
GLOBAL/ANTHRO 439Culture and Global Health3
Select one of the following:3
ANTHRO 560
Introduction to Research Methods in Anthropology
SOCIOL 361
Research Methods in Sociology
Select three of the following:9
HCA 502
Healthcare Delivery Systems: National and International Perspectives
NURS 204
Global Maternal and Child Health: From Evidence to Action
NURS 620
Global Food Security and Systems
PH 303
Climate Change, the Environment and Human Health
PH 319
Introduction to Health Disparities
Global Health Track Electives
Select 18 credits (see below)18
Total Credits48

Global Health Electives

AFRIC 329Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa3
AFRIC 351Sexuality, Gender, and Health in Africa and the Diaspora3
ANTHRO 156Food and Culture3
ANTHRO 355Globalization, Culture, and Environment3
ANTHRO 440Medical Anthropology3
ANTHRO 442Humanitarianism in Global Perspective3
ANTHRO/GLOBAL 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
ANTHRO 448Cultural and Human Ecology3
CES 210Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science3
COMMUN 681Seminar in Communication in a World of AIDS3
ECON 353Economic Development3
ETHNIC 375Global Violence, Disease, and Death3
GEOG 115Globalization and Economic Development3
GEOG 215Introduction to Geographic Information Science3
GEOG 304Human Impact on the Environment3
GEOG 350Conservation of Natural Resources3
GEOG 400Population, Environment, Development3
GEOG 464Environmental Problems3
GEOG 520Physical Geography of the City3
GEOG 540Globalization and the City3
GEOG 564Urban Environmental Change and Social Justice3
GEO SCI 400Water Quality4
GEO SCI 401General Soil Science3
GLOBAL/ANTHRO 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
HS 102Healthcare Delivery in the United States3
HCA 502Healthcare Delivery Systems: National and International Perspectives (if not selected above)3
NURS 101Cultural Diversity in Health Care3
NURS 102Perspectives on Health Care Systems2
NURS 620Global Food Security and Systems (if not selected above)3
NURS 204Global Maternal and Child Health: From Evidence to Action (if not selected above)3
NURS 620Global Food Security and Systems3
NURS 683Healthcare of Immigrants and Refugees3
NURS 684Death and Dying Around the World3
NURS 690Global Health Governance: Key Players, Financing and Challenges3
NURS 708Global Maternal and Child Health: From Evidence to Action3
PHILOS 244Ethical Issues in Health Care:3
PHILOS 337Environmental Ethics3
POL SCI 374Health, Wealth, and Democracy3
PH 101Introduction to Public Health (if not selected above)3
PH 303Climate Change, the Environment and Human Health (if not selected above)3
PH 319Introduction to Health Disparities (if not selected above)3
PH 375Topics in Public Health: (subtitle)1-3
SOCIOL 103World Society3
SOCIOL 331Sociology of Health Care3
SPANISH 388Health Issues in the Hispanic World3
Global Studies: Management

Global Management Track

To earn the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies through the Global Management track, students must fulfill the following requirements:

Global Management Track Core
BUS ADM 201Introduction to Financial Accounting4
BUS ADM 210Statistical Modeling in Business Analytics4
BUS ADM 230Introduction to Information Technology Management4
BUS ADM 330Organizations3
BUS ADM 350Principles of Finance3
BUS ADM 360Principles of Marketing3
BUS ADM 465International Marketing3
BUS ADM 496International Business (capstone)3
ECON 103Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 104Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 351Introduction to International Economic Relations3
ENGLISH 205Business Writing3
GLOBAL 541Cross-Cultural Management3
MATH 211Survey in Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
or MATH 208 Quantitative Models for Business
BUS ADM 535Global Information Technology Management3
or GLOBAL 311 Contexts for Global Management
Select one of the following:3
COMMUN 350
Intercultural Communication
COMMUN 450
Cross-Cultural Communication
COMMUN 550
International and Global Communication
Global Management Track Electives
Select 9 credits (see below)9
Total Credits61

Global Management Electives

BUS ADM 441Diversity in Organizations3
BUS ADM 456International Financial Management3
BUS ADM 495Special Topics in Business: ("Global Innovation Management" subtitle)3
BUS ADM 535Global Information Technology Management (if not selected above)3
COMMUN 350Intercultural Communication (if not selected above)3
COMMUN 450Cross-Cultural Communication (if not selected above)3
COMMUN 365Negotiation Skills Workshop3
COMMUN 550International and Global Communication (if not selected above)3
COMMUN 665Introduction to Mediation3
ECON 325Money and Banking3
ECON 353Economic Development3
ECON 447Labor Economics3
ECON 454International Trade3
GERMAN 360German for the Global World3
GERMAN 474German for Professional Purposes3
GLOBAL 311Contexts for Global Management (if not selected above)3
GLOBAL 451Access, Security, and Intercultural Contexts in Global Communications3
GLOBAL 448Intellectual Property in the Global Information Economy3
JAMS 461Media Ethics3
POL SCI 316International Law3
POL SCI 330The Politics of International Economic Relations3
POL SCI 339European Integration3
POL SCI 343Asian International Relations3
POL SCI 346U.S.-Latin American Relations3
Global Studies: Security

Global Security Track

To earn the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies through the Global Security track, students must complete the requirements listed below. Students in this track must complete at least 36 credits in L&S upper-division (numbered 300 or above) courses.

Global Security Track Core
ECON 103Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 104Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 210Economic Statistics3
or MTHSTAT 215 Elementary Statistical Analysis
GLOBAL 371Rethinking Global Security3
Select one of the following:3
GLOBAL/ANTHRO 442
Humanitarianism in Global Perspective
GLOBAL 447
The Global Politics of Human Rghts
GLOBAL 471
Strategies for Realizing Security in Global Contexts
Select one of the following:3-4
ANTHRO 540
Applications of Anthropology
ANTHRO 560
Introduction to Research Methods in Anthropology
ANTHRO 561
Techniques and Problems in Ethnography
GEOG 215
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
GEOG 525
Geographic Information Science
POL SCI 390
Political Data Analysis
WGS 411
Women's and Gender Studies Research Methods: (with appropriate subtitle)
Select one of the following:3
COMMUN 365
Negotiation Skills Workshop
COMMUN 665
Introduction to Mediation
COMMUN 675
Communication in International Mediation and Peacebuilding
Global Security Track Electives
Select 24 credits (see below)24
Total Credits45-46

Global Security Electives

Students must complete 24 credits from the following lists, with at least 15 credits selected from List A. There is no minimum number of credits that must be taken from List B.

List A Electives
ANTHRO 156Food and Culture3
ANTHRO 355Globalization, Culture, and Environment3
ANTHRO 440Medical Anthropology3
ANTHRO/GLOBAL 447The Global Politics of Human Rights3
ANTHRO 448Cultural and Human Ecology3
ANTHRO 449The Human Economy3
ANTHRO 450Political Anthropology3
ANTHRO 543Cross-Cultural Study of Religion3
ART 309/509Issues in Contemporary Art:3
BMS 232Introduction to Nutrition3
BMS 539Public Health Microbiology2
BMS 540Public Health Microbiology Lab2
CES 210Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science3
COMMUN 350Intercultural Communication3
COMMUN 363Communication in Human Conflict3
COMMUN 365Negotiation Skills Workshop (if not selected above)3
COMMUN 450Cross-Cultural Communication3
COMMUN 550International and Global Communication3
COMMUN 631Current Topics in Interpersonal Communication/Conflict Management: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMMUN 665Introduction to Mediation (if not selected above)3
COMMUN 675Communication in International Mediation and Peacebuilding3
COMMUN 681Seminar in Communication in a World of AIDS3
COMPLIT 232Literature and Politics: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPLIT 350Topics in Comparative Literature: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPLIT 365Literatures and Cultures of the Americas:3
CES 210Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science3
CRM JST 291Current Issues in Criminal Justice: (with appropriate subtitle)3
CRM JST 410Comparative Criminal Justice3
ECON 351Introduction to International Economic Relations3
ECON 353Economic Development3
ENGLISH 443Grant Writing3
ETHNIC 350Advanced Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ETHNIC 375Global Violence, Disease, and Death3
GEOG 231Muslim Geographies: Identities and Politics3
GEOG 309Nationalities and Nations of the World3
GEOG 310General Climatology3
GEOG 350Conservation of Natural Resources3
GEOG 400Population, Environment, Development3
GEOG 443Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography3
GEOG 464Environmental Problems3
GEOG 540Globalization and the City3
GEOG 564Urban Environmental Change and Social Justice3
GLOBAL 299Ad Hoc: (with appropriate subtitle)1-6
GLOBAL 321The Global City in History3
GLOBAL 421Cities in the Global Economy3
GLOBAL/ANTHRO 442Humanitarianism in Global Perspective (if not selected above)3
GLOBAL/ANTHRO 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
GLOBAL/ANTHRO 447The Global Politics of Human Rghts (if not selected above)3
GLOBAL 448Intellectual Property in the Global Information Economy3
GLOBAL 499Ad Hoc: (with appropriate subtitle)1-6
HIST 210The Twentieth Century: A Global History3
NURS 101Cultural Diversity in Health Care3
NURS 1103
NURS 365Current Topics of Nursing: (with appropriate subtitle)3
PEACEST 203Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies3
PH 101Introduction to Public Health3
PH 375Topics in Public Health: (with appropriate subtitle)3
PHILOS 350Introduction to the Comparative Study of Religion3
POL SCI 175Introduction to International Relations3
POL SCI 316International Law3
POL SCI 330The Politics of International Economic Relations3
POL SCI 337International Organization and the United Nations3
POL SCI 338Seminar in International Relations: (with appropriate subtitle)3
POL SCI 365Theories and Methods in International Politics3
POL SCI 370International Conflict3
POL SCI 371Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict3
RELIGST 350Advanced Topics in Religious Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
SOCIOL 235Social Change in the Global Economy3
SOCIOL 327Data, Technology, and Society3
SOCIOL 495Seminar in Sociology: (with appropriate subtitle)3
WGS 401Global Feminisms3
WGS 500Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
List B Electives
AFRIC 232Survey of African Societies and Cultures3
AFRIC 299Ad Hoc: (with appropriate subtitle)1-6
AFRIC 311African Religious Thought and Social Organizations3
AFRIC 320Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 329Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa3
AFRIC 450Cultural Transmissions: Black Africa and Black America3
AFRIC 565Selected Texts/Topics in African & African Diaspora Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ANTHRO 250Women's Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective3
ANTHRO 320Peoples and Cultures of Africa3
ANTHRO 322Europe in Anthropological Perspective3
ANTHRO 325Japanese Culture and Society3
ANTHRO 326Peoples and Cultures of South Asia3
ANTHRO 349Seminar in Ethnography and Cultural Processes3
ANTHRO 441Nature, Knowledge, and Technoscience in Anthropological Perspective3
BUS ADM 330Organizations3
CHINESE 320Contemporary Chinese Societies through Film3
CIV ENG 492Environmental Impact Assessment3
COMPLIT 233Literature and Film: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPLIT 461Film-Fiction Interaction:3
ECON 447Labor Economics3
ECON 454International Trade3
ECON 455International Finance3
ENGLISH 240Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ENGLISH 316World Cinema: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ENGLISH 431Topics in Advanced Communications: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ETHNIC 102Transnational Migrations: People on the Move3
ETHNIC 250Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
GEOG 213Geography of Asia3
GEOG 215Introduction to Geographic Information Science3
GEOG 247Quantitative Analysis in Geography3
GEOG 309Nationalities and Nations of the World3
GEOG 330Europe: East and West3
GEOG 340Biogeography3
GEOG 403Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis4
GEOG 410Gendered Geographies3
GEOG 421Geography of Latin America3
GEOG 470Geography of South Asia3
GLOBAL 699Advanced Independent Study3
HIST 180Latin American Society and Culture (with appropriate subtitle)3
HIST 192First-Year Seminar: (with appropriate subtitle)3
HIST 200Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues: (with appropriate subtitle)3
HIST 282The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3
HIST 286The Korean War3
HIST 287The Vietnam War3
HIST 290Topics in Global History: (with appropriate subtitle)3
HIST 372Topics in Global History: (subtitle)3
HIST 375Contemporary European History, 1945 to the Present3
HIST 378Revolution in China3
HIST 392The History of Southern Africa3
HIST 393History of Mexico3
HIST 395History of Japan Since 16003
HIST 434The United States as a World Power in the 20th Century3
INTLST 550Senior Seminar in International Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
INFOST 660Information Policy3
PHILOS 204Introduction to Asian Religions3
POL SCI 255Great Issues of Politics3
POL SCI 300Western European Politics3
POL SCI 302Politics of Eastern Europe3
POL SCI 325Latin American Politics3
POL SCI 326Brazilian Politics and Society3
POL SCI 328The Arab-Israeli Conflict3
POL SCI 339European Integration3
POL SCI 340Politics of Nuclear Weapons3
POL SCI 343Asian International Relations3
POL SCI 346U.S.-Latin American Relations3
POL SCI 423Conduct of American Foreign Affairs3
SOC WRK 691Practice Methods in Social Work: (with appropriate subtitle)3
SOCIOL 304Political Sociology3
SOCIOL 325Social Change3
SOCIOL 330Economy and Society3
WGS 200Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: A Social Science Perspective3
WGS 290Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
WGS 599Topics in Women's and Gender Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)1-3
Global Studies: Sustainability

Global Sustainability Track

To earn the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies through the Global Sustainability track, students must complete 51-56 credits in the requirements listed below. Students in this track must complete at least 36 credits in upper-division (numbered 300 or above) courses, of which 24 credits must be in L&S.

Global Sustainability Track Core
CES 210Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science3
ECON 103Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 104Principles of Macroeconomics3
GLOBAL 361Environment and Sustainability3
GLOBAL 461The Politics and Policy of Sustainability3
Select one of the following:3-4
ANTHRO 568
Introduction to Anthropological Statistics
BUS ADM 210
Statistical Modeling in Business Analytics
CHEM 221
Elementary Quantitative Analysis
ECON 210
Economic Statistics
GEOG 247
Quantitative Analysis in Geography
MTHSTAT 215
Elementary Statistical Analysis
Select two of the following:6-10
BIO SCI 150
Foundations of Biological Sciences I
BIO SCI 152
Foundations of Biological Sciences II
BIO SCI 310
General Ecology
CHEM 102
General Chemistry
CHEM 104
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
GEOG 105
Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 120
Our Physical Environment
GEOG 125
Introduction to Environmental Geography
GEOG 140
Our Urban Environment: Introduction to Urban Geography
GEO SCI 100
Introduction to the Earth
GEO SCI 102
Principles of Historical Geology
GEO SCI 105
Earth, Air, Fire and Water
GEO SCI 106
The Earth Environment
GEO SCI 150
Introduction to Ocean Sciences
Select one of the following:3
ED POL 602
Proposal Writing and Fundraising Skills for Community-Based Organizations
ED POL 605
Community-Based Organization Funding
ENGLISH 443
Grant Writing
Select one of the following:3
GLOBAL 541
Cross-Cultural Management (jointly offered by Lubar)
COMMUN 310
Communication in Organizations
COMMUN 350
Intercultural Communication
COMMUN 365
Negotiation Skills Workshop
COMMUN 450
Cross-Cultural Communication
COMMUN 665
Introduction to Mediation
COMMUN 675
Communication in International Mediation and Peacebuilding
Select one of the following:3
ANTHRO 355
Globalization, Culture, and Environment
ANTHRO 441
Nature, Knowledge, and Technoscience in Anthropological Perspective
BUS ADM 495
Special Topics in Business: (with appropriate subtitle)
CES 471
Practicum in Natural Resources Management
GEOG 464
Environmental Problems
HIST 432
North American Environmental History
PHILOS 337
Environmental Ethics
Global Sustainability Track Electives
Select 18 credits (see below)18
Total Credits51-56

Global Sustainability Electives

ANTHRO 355Globalization, Culture, and Environment (if not selected above)3
ANTHRO 431Cities and Culture3
ANTHRO 441Nature, Knowledge, and Technoscience in Anthropological Perspective (if not selected above)3
ANTHRO 448Cultural and Human Ecology3
ANTHRO 449The Human Economy3
BIO SCI 310General Ecology (if not selected above)4
BIO SCI 458Community Ecology3
BIO SCI 505Conservation Biology3
BUS ADM 485Environmental Issues in Real Estate3
BUS ADM 495Special Topics in Business: (with appropriate subtitle) (if not selected above)3
CIV ENG 492Environmental Impact Assessment3
CES 471Practicum in Natural Resources Management (if not selected above)4
CES 490Senior Seminar: Conservation and Environmental Science1
CES 499Ad Hoc: (subtitle)1-6
CES 550Introduction to Science Interpretation3
CES 551Application of Science Interpretation3
CES 571Practical Approaches to a Sustainable Future3
ECON 328Environmental Economics3
ECON 353Economic Development3
ECON 525The Economics of Water3
FRSHWTR 502Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics3
FRSHWTR 504Quantitative Freshwater Analysis3
FRSHWTR 650Topics in Freshwater Sciences: (with appropriate subtitle)1-3
FRSHWTR 690Undergraduate Seminar in Freshwater Sciences: (with appropriate subtitle)1-3
GEOG 215Introduction to Geographic Information Science3
GEOG 304Human Impact on the Environment3
GEOG 350Conservation of Natural Resources3
GEOG 400Population, Environment, Development3
GEOG 403Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis4
GEOG 415Hydrogeography3
GEOG 441Geography of Cities and Metropolitan Areas3
GEOG 443Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography3
GEOG 464Environmental Problems (if not selected above)3
GEOG 520Physical Geography of the City3
GEOG 540Globalization and the City3
GEOG 564Urban Environmental Change and Social Justice3
GEO SCI 400Water Quality4
GEO SCI 401General Soil Science3
GEO SCI 463Physical Hydrogeology4
GEO SCI 562Environmental Surface Hydrology3
GLOBAL 321The Global City in History3
GLOBAL 421Cities in the Global Economy3
IND ENG 590Topics in Industrial and Systems Engineering: (with appropriate subtitle)3
PH 375Topics in Public Health: (with appropriate subtitle)3
PHILOS 337Environmental Ethics (if not selected above)3
URBPLAN 315Great Cities of the World: Their Growth and Guided Urbanization3
URBPLAN 684Planning Local Economic Development3
Global Communication Track

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
GLOBAL 101
3
MATH 103
or MATH 105
3
1st Semester Foreign Language
3-5
ENGLISH 101
3
ECON 103
3
Spring Credits
GLOBAL 201
3
COMMUN 103
3
2nd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
ENGLISH 102
3
ECON 104
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
GLOBAL 202
3
3rd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
Cultutal Diversity
3
ENGLISH 205
3
Spring Credits
Arts GER
3
4th Semester Foreign Language
3-5
HIST 132
3
Global Communications Elective
3-4
Natural Science with Lab
3-5
Year 3
Fall Credits
Upper-level Global Comm. Elective
3-4
COMMUN 370
3
5th Semester Foreign Langauge
3-4
Global Communication elective
3
Upper-level Global Comm. Elective
3-4
Spring Credits
Global Comm. Elective (while abroad)
3
Global Comm. Elective (while abroad)
3
6th Semester Foreign Language (while abroad)
und
Elective (while abroad)
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
GLOBAL 351
3
GLOBAL 451
3
Global Communication elective
3
Upper-level Global Comm. Elective
3
Upper-level Global Comm. Elective
3
Spring Credits
GLOBAL 551
3
Global Communication Elective
3
Upper-level Global Comm. Elective
3
Domestic Internship with International Focus
1-6
Global Health Track

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
MATH 105 (QL-A)
3
ENGLISH 101
3
1st Semester Foreign Language
3-5
NURS 101
3
L&S Social Science
3
Spring Credits
Mth Stat 215 (QL-B) or other statistics from list
3
ENGLISH 102 (OWC-B)
3
2nd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
PH 101
3
BMS 232
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
L&S Natural Science
3-5
3rd Semester Foreign Language
3-4
Global Health Core Course (1 of 3 required core courses)
3
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
HIST 132
3
Spring Credits
SOCIOL 361
3
4th Semester Foreign Language
3-4
L&S Social Science
3
L&S Natural Science with Lab
3-5
Global Health Core Course (1 of 3 required core courses)
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
Global Health Core Course (1 of 3 required core courses)
3
NURS 401
3
GLOBAL 439
3
5th Semester Foreign Language (may be HU)
3-4
Global Health Upper-Level Elective
3
Spring Credits
Arts GER (while abroad)
3
Elective (while abroad)
3-4
6th Semester Foreign Language (while abroad)
3
Elective (while abroad)
3-4
Year 4
Fall Credits
NURS 475
3
L&S Upper-level
3
Domestic Internship with International Focus
1-6
Global Health Elective
3
Spring Credits
GLOBAL 550
3
Global Health Upper-Level Elective (SS)
3
Global Health Upper-Level Elective
3
Global Health Elective
3
Elective (if needed)
3
Global Management Track

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ECON 103 (SS)
3
GLOBAL 101 (SS)
3
1st Semester Foreign Language
3-5
MATH 105 (QL-A)
3
ENGLISH 101
3
Spring Credits
ECON 104 (SS)
3
GLOBAL 201 (SS)
3
2nd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
MATH 211 (NS) (QL-B)
4
ENGLISH 102 (OWC-A)
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 205 (OWC-B)
3
3rd Semester Foreign Language
3-4
GLOBAL 202 (SS)
3
BUS ADM 201
4
Elective
3-4
Spring Credits
L&S Natural Science with Lab
4-5
4th Semester Foreign Language
3-4
BUS ADM 210 (QL-B)
4
BUS ADM 230
3
HIST 132 (HU)
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
ECON 351
3
COMMUN 450
3
5th Semester Foreign Language
3-4
BUS ADM 330
3
BUS ADM 350
3
Spring Credits
6th Semester Foreign Language (while abroad)
3-4
Elective (while abroad)
3
Arts GER (while abroad)
3
Humanities/Cultural Diversity (while abroad)
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
Global Management Elective
3
L&S Humanities (if needed)
3
BUS ADM 360
3
GLOBAL 311
3
GLOBAL 541
3
Spring Credits
Global Management Elective
3
Domestic Internship with International Focus
1-6
BUS ADM 465
3
BUS ADM 496
3
Capstone Course
3
Global Security Track

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
MATH 103 (QL-A)
or MATH 105
3
ENGLISH 101
3
1st Semester Foreign Language
3-5
GLOBAL 101 (SS)
3
ECON 103 (SS)
3
Spring Credits
Arts GER
3
ENGLISH 102 (OWC-A)
3
2nd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
GLOBAL 201 (SS)
3
ECON 104 (SS)
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
ECON 210 (QL-B)
or MTHSTAT 215
3
3rd Semester Foreign Language
3-4
GLOBAL 202 (SS)
3
Global Security Elective
3
HIST 132 (HU)
3
Spring Credits
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
4th Semester Foreign Language
3-4
L&S Natural Science with Lab
4-5
ENGLISH 240 (OWC-B) (HU) (and a Global Security Elective)
3
Global Security Elective
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
Global Security Elective (while abroad)
3
5th Semester Foreign Language (while abroad)
3
L&S Humanities (while abroad)
3
Elective (while abroad)
3-4
Spring Credits
Global Security Upper-level Elective
3
COMMUN 675
3
6th Semester Foreign Language (may be HU)
3-4
POL SCI 390
3
L&S Upper-level Elective
3-4
Year 4
Fall Credits
Global Security Elective
3
Global Security Elective
3
Global 442, 447 or 471
3
GLOBAL 371
3
L&S Humanities (if needed)
3
Spring Credits
Global Security Elecive
3
L&S Natural Science
3
GLOBAL 571
3
L&S Upper-level Elective (if needed)
3
Domestic Internship with International Focus
1-6
Global Sustainability Track

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
MATH 103 (QL-A)
or MATH 105
3
ECON 103 (SS)
3
1st Semester Foreign Langauge
3-5
GLOBAL 101 (SS)
3
ENGLISH 101
3
Spring Credits
CES 210 (NS)
3
ECON 104 (SS)
3
2nd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
GLOBAL 201 (SS)
3
ENGLISH 102 (OWC-A)
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
Natural Science that also counts for major
3-5
3rd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
MTHSTAT 215 or other QL-B from list
3
GLOBAL 202 (SS)
3
Spring Credits
Natural Science with lab that also counts for major
3-5
4th Semester Foreign Language
3-5
Global Sustainability Elective
3
HIST 132 (HU)
3
L&S Humanities
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
Global Sustainability Elective (while abroad)
3
5th Semester Foreign Language (while abroad)
3
Arts GER (while abroad)
3
Upper-level Elective (while abroad)
3
Spring Credits
ED POL 602 or English 443
or ED POL 605
3
Global Sustainability Elective
3
6th Semester Foreign Language
3
Arts GER
3
OWC-B course
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
GLOBAL 361
3
Upper-level Global Sustainability elective
3
GEOG 464 or other from list
3
L&S Humanities (if needed)
3
GLOBAL 461
3
Spring Credits
GLOBAL 541 or Commun class from list
3
Domestic Internship with International Focus
1-6
Upper-level Global Sustainability Elective
3
GLOBAL 561 (capstone)
3

The Global Studies Undergraduate Advisor works closely with students to develop an individual course of study that fulfills program requirements, prepares them to meet their professional and educational goals, and and devise a plan for varied and valuable international experiences through study abroad and international internships. 

Letters & Science Advising

During your time at UWM, you may have multiple members of your success team, including advisors, peer mentors, and success coaches. Letters and Science students typically work with at least two different types of advisors as they pursue their degrees: professional College Advisors and Faculty Advisors. Departmental Faculty Advisors focus on the major while L&S College Advisors advise across your entire degree program.

College Advisors are located in Holton Hall and serve as your primary advisor. They are your point person for your questions about navigating college and completing your degree. College Advisors will:

  • assist you in defining your academic and life goals;
  • help you create an educational plan that is consistent with those goals;
  • assist you in understanding curriculum, major and degree requirements for graduation, as well as university policies and procedures;
  • provide you with information about campus and community resources and refer you to those resources as appropriate; and 
  • monitor your progress toward graduation and completion of requirements.

Faculty Advisors mentor students in the major and assist them in maximizing their development in the program. You will begin working with a Faculty Advisor when you declare your major. Faculty Advisors are an important partner and will:

  • help you understand major requirements and course offerings in the department; 
  • explain opportunities for internships and undergraduate research and guide you in obtaining those experiences; and 
  • serve as an excellent resource as you consider potential graduate programs and career paths in your field.

Students are encouraged to meet with both their College Advisor and Faculty Advisor at least once each semester. Appointments are available in-person, by phone or by video. 

Currently enrolled students should use the Navigate website to make an appointment with your assigned advisor or call (414) 229-4654 if you do not currently have an assigned Letters & Science advisor. Prospective students who haven't enrolled in classes yet should call (414) 229-7711 or email let-sci@uwm.edu.

Get Advising
  • Currently enrolled majors with questions about general degree requirements? Make an appointment with your assigned Letters & Science College Advisor through Navigate or email your advisor.
  • Currently enrolled majors with questions about the major specifically? Email your faculty advisor or the department directly.
  • Currently enrolled UWM students not yet in the College of Letters & Science? Email ls-advising@uwm.edu.
  • Haven’t started classes yet at UWM? Email our admissions counselor at let-sci@uwm.edu
Letters & Science Degree Requirements

In addition to the requirements for the major (shown on the "Requirements" tab of this page), students must fulfil a number of other requirements. Students must take a minimum of 120 credits to graduate, and these can be thought of as falling into one of three buckets. Note that some classes can fall into more than one bucket at the same time:

  • Courses in the major (typically 30 to 40 credits for a bachelor of arts degree)
  • General requirements such as world language, English, Math, etc. (typically 40 to 55 credits)
  • Other elective courses or a minor (5 to 30 credits)

Two experiential learning experiences are required for the Global Studies major.

Students choose two of these three options: a study abroad, an international internship abroad, a domestic internship at an international company or organization.

We recommend students work closely with their advisor beginning about 18 months prior to traveling abroad. This will leave ample time to explore destinations, secure travel requirements, and plan for academic coursework to be taken prior to and during the time abroad. Learn more about study abroad here.

Our program maintains close relationships with organizations around the world to help students find meaningful internship placements that align with their career exploration goals. Check out examples of recent student experiences and our partnerships to learn about the places you might get to go!

With a BA in Global Studies, you can pursue a career in numerous areas. As is true of most liberal arts degrees with countless job options, you will need to research, explore and gain hands-in experience while in college to match your skills, knowledge and interests to jobs in the marketplace. 

Internships, research projects, and part-time jobs can help you determine which career path is right for you. Global Studies majors often find job opportunities in international business, global trade, transportation, hospitality and tourism, marketing and market research, politics and government services, community development, health services, NGOs, journalism, social media and technology, e-commerce, and lobbying.

We encourage you to begin exploring career options when you declare your global studies major or at the start of your sophomore year, whichever comes first.   

Contact

Prospective Students (not yet enrolled at UWM)

Prospective students, contact our admissions counselor at let-sci@uwm.edu or 414-229-7711.

Current Students

General questions such as how to declare, how to change a major, general education requirements, etc. should be directed to the College advising office at ls-advising@uwm.edu or 414-229-4654.

Specific questions about Global Studies, such as research opportunities, internship opportunities, major requirements, etc., should be directed to Christine Wolf.