Paige Torres participates in a global studies topics course about multinational organizations.

The global and international studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University offers a broad, integrative approach to the study of global and international issues, supported by the methods and theories of several disciplines, language study and regional case studies.

As a global and international studies major, you will work with the program advisor to customize a set of courses most appropriate to your interests and career aspirations. The degree may include a study abroad experience, international internships or other related experiences and opportunities.


Area studies minors

Global learning outcomes

Why is global learning important? The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University is preparing students for careers in the increasingly globalized marketplace and to be informed, reflective, ethical and engaged global citizens. See a breakdown of how global engagement helps students develop knowledge, skills and perspectives pivotal to pursuing work in international vocations.