Students have a number of options within the Global Studies Program.
Within the major there are five tracks to choose from, allowing students to specialize in a particular area of global interest:
- Global Communication
- Global Health
- Global Management
- Global Sustainability
- Global Security
Several of these degrees are jointly conferred by the College of Letters & Science and another professional college at UWM. For example, the Global Management track is a collaborative program with the UWM Lubar College of Business.
The minor in Global Studies is broad-based and does not offer specialty tracks. Students receive a well-rounded overview of global issues as part of the minor to complement any other major.
Advanced students who enter their first year prepared to take upper-level classes in a world language other than English may be interested in the accelerated master’s program. This program can lead to a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and a Saster’s degree in Translation and Interpreting Studies in five years total instead of six. Students interested in this option should consult with their advisor by the middle of their first year
Prospective Students (not yet enrolled at UWM)
Prospective students, contact our admissions counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-229-7711.
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 email@example.com or 414-229-4654.
Specific questions about Global Studies, such as research opportunities, internship opportunities, major requirements, etc., should be directed to Christine Wolf.
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Undergraduate Programs in Global Studies
In addition to the traditional major and minor options, we have an accelerated program. Students who begin their first year at UWM with advanced skills in a language other than English can earn both the bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and a Master’s degree in Translation and Interpreting Studies in five years instead of six. Students interested in this option should consult with their advisor by the middle of their first year.
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Global Studies Highlights
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Global Studies Virtual Information Session
- The main differences between the Global Studies and International Studies programs
- Meet alumni and learn about careers and opportunities after graduation
- Hear about a current student’s experience in the program
- How the experiential requirements work
- Where internship sites are being developed for students
- How to make an appointment or get more information.
Global Studies News
- 2023 UWM Phi Beta Kappa Honor SocietyCongratulations to all of the 2023 inductees to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society from UWM, including those from the Department of Global Studies: Emma Lynn Blanchette (French and Linguistics double major) Jennifer Olson (Global Studies major) Abby Schroder (English major, … Read more
- Global Studies alum makes her Milwaukee Film Festival debutCongratulations to Amanda Platt ('18, BA Global Studies), an actor in Earlybird, a film that debuted in April 2023 at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Read more about the article here.
- Winners of the Annual Department of Global Studies Ian Elliot AwardMichael McCutcheon Global Studies Communications/Anthropology Major French Minor "I am grateful for the Ian Elliot scholarship this semester. 100% of the award will be going towards my study abroad this summer to Paris. This is fulfilling a dream many years … Read more
- Podcast Intern Summer 2023Interested in all aspects of podcast creation from research to post-production? Apply for the Podcast Intern Summer 2023. Additional information about this posting can be found here.
- 414 for UWM Giving DayOn April 14, UWM celebrates “414 Day.” This year the 414 for UWM Giving Day campaign runs from noon on Thursday, April 13 through noon on Friday, April 14. Please consider supporting UWM and the students of Comparative Literature, French, … Read more
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