UWM College of Letters & Science
The largest of UWM's schools and colleges, our curriculum spans all of the areas that are traditionally included in a liberal arts education:
- Humanities – the human condition and culture as expressed through language, literature, arts and philosophy
- Natural Sciences – mathematics and the physical world
- Social Sciences – behavior, relationships and society
L&S students take courses in all three divisions as part of their general education, and every L&S student graduates prepared for work or graduate school with a well-rounded foundation and 21st century skills. Students are challenged to master practical knowledge in their chosen field(s) and lifelong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. L&S offers:
- 22 academic departments,
- 45 undergraduate majors,
- 42 graduate degree programs, and
- 35 certificate programs.
Many undergraduates enhance their education with research, service learning and community involvement, international and study abroad programs, first-year seminars, the Honors College and internships.
Chemists’ invention helps companies reduce water pollution
The results from Dr. Peter Geissinger’s research on optical fibers are going to make a difference in the world. Geissinger’s team has partnered with Advanced Chemical Systems, Inc.(ACS) to design an instrument that promises to dramatically reduce the time, money, and environmental impact of treating industrial wastewater. Read more.
Cracking the Ice Code
What happened the last time a vegetated Earth shifted from an extremely cold climate to desert-like conditions? And what does it tell us about climate change today? John Isbell is on a quest to coax that information from the geology of Antarctica. Check out page 2 for the details.
Restoring America's Homegrown Philosophy
Philosophy Professor Robert Schwartz is leading a revival of Pragmatism, a uniquely American brand of philosophy that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about Pragmatism on page 3 of our newsletter.
Other stories from our latest newsletter:
Rebecca Dunham wins Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry
FEATURED JUNE EVENTS
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium open during summer
Check our schedule for the upcoming Friday night show - Lunar Lights - as well as our AstroBreaks and Stargazing sessions.