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Global Studies

UWM's Global Studies program is recognized nationally for its comprehensive approach to interdisciplinary globalization studies, combining studying abroad, mastering a foreign language, learning about globalization, and exploring career prospects as interconnected endeavors. Global Studies students develop critical intercultural communication skills preparing them for a job market in which the ability to function effectively in multicultural and international environments is highly valued.

Jointly sponsored by UWM's College of Letters and Science, Lubar School of Business, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and School of Information Studies, Global Studies combines the strengths of a liberal arts education with the practical benefits of pre-professional training. It offers a rigorous program that can accommodate a wide range of individual interests and career goals.

Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies 

Beginning January 1, 2015 a $200 online course fee will be assessed to each student who enrolls in Global 489 in order to complete the academic component of his/her overseas internship. This online course fee defrays a small portion of the expense the Global Studies program incurs in administering Global 489. The fee does not apply to students who enroll in internships for which academic credit is awarded by the internship program provider. Fees will be payable in conjunction with mandatory study abroad administrative fees as specified by the Center for International Education's Study Abroad Office.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact your Global Studies Advisors: Aparna Datey ( or Christine Wolf (

Students majoring in Global Studies enroll in one of five pre-professional tracks:

Current or prospective Global Studies students can reference the Global Studies Handbook for more detailed information. If you have questions about the program or would like to declare, please contact a Global Studies Advisor. To learn more about Global Studies students' individual experiences in the program, visit our Student Perspectives page. If you would like to find out more about specific Global Studies courses, read the Global Studies Syllabi.

Global Studies Minor

Students in any major except International Studies may complete the Global Studies Minor, which enables them to integrate language study, overseas study, and coursework on globalization into their academic programs.