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:

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.


JAMS students at Fox 6 news studio.Freshmen Peek Behind-the-Scenes at Fox 6
Nineteen students enrolled in the Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies Living Learning Community didn’t just get to see how news is created - they ended up being ON the news.
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Bruce Lee with baby.Bruce Lee Will Have Little Company as a Hmong Doctor
Pre-med student Bruce Lee is preparing for medical school both inside and outside of the classroom. Read more about his journey or watch his video where he talks about his work with the Philippine Free Clinic in Milwaukee, the Mayo Clinic in Florida, and his medical mission trip to Peru. Read the story or watch the YouTube video.
When history and journalism collide

History alumnus David Luhrssen has written for Billboard and Entertainment Weekly, authored several books on topics ranging from Elvis to the cultural roots of Nazism, and co-founded the Shepherd Express. Read David's story.

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Other stories this month include a profile of Film Studies Professor Gilberto Blasini and a story on the many Brazilian students now at UWM. L&S In Focus.


chichenitzaOct. 6 Skeletons, Skulls & Bones in the Art of Chichen Itza
Maya art expert Dr. Virginia Miller will examine the meaning of skeletons, skulls and similar motifs in the carved reliefs and painted murals of Chichen Itza in Mexico's Yucatan region.
generalhospitalOct. 9 Love in the Afternoon: The Supercouple of 1980s US Daytime Soap Opera

The presenter is Elana Levine, Associate Professor of Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies, at UWM.

KingsleyOct. 24-Nov.4 Art History Exhibit: Elbridge Kingsley
A pioneer of the original wood-engraving, Elbridge Kingsley (1842-1918) sketched directly from nature, creating breathtaking landscapes for collectors. This exhibit shows the depth of Kingsley's talent with both his published commissions and original proofs.