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.
- Global and international studies major (beginning fall 2016)
- Global and international studies major (prior to fall 2016)
- Global and international studies minor
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.