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Global Studies Minor

Shine on the
Global Stage

Broaden your horizons to tackle issues impacting communities around the world.

Embark on a journey into global affairs with a minor in global studies. Dive into economic, environmental and political landscapes. Explore how cultures collaborate to address challenges like climate change and international trade. Gain insights to drive meaningful change in our interconnected world.

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Improve your education by adding a global dimension to your program of study.



Regardless of your major, every field will need people who know more about the world and how it functions.

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24 Credits

There's a growing interdependence between societies. With this minor, you'll learn and analyze how issues affect vast regions and diverse communities.  

What is Global Studies?


Interested in adding the Global Studies minor to your education? Our professors are available to advise you on what classes to take and how you can use your knowledge in a variety of careers.

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A WORLD OF Perspectives

Experience a global scope of curiosity and vision.

We're drawing from a range of programs on campus to craft a truly distinctive minor. Courses encompass political science, environmental science, nursing, history, geography and human biology. This unique blend ensures a comprehensive understanding from diverse professional perspectives.

About Global Studies Minor

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Explore the

Broaden your perspective by studying abroad.

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and immerse yourself in a different culture by studying abroad. To facilitate this experience, we offer a specific Global Citizens scholarship every semester for students participating in short-term opportunities.

Study Abroad

Global Studies Across Campus

Experience the diversity of campus culture or venture into the far corners of the globe— abundant cultures await you at every turn.

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Vikings on Campus

The Viking House, a Norwegian timber-framed grindbygning, pronounced "GRINNED-big-ning", is the sole structure of its kind on public land in the U.S., serving as a unique link to the living traditions of Scandinavian cultures right here on campus.

The Viking House

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Modern Languages

Because we focus on issues at a global level, we encourage students to take two years of foreign language.

Explore Languages

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Become a Civic Scholar

The Civic Scholars Leadership program is designed to prepare sophomore students to become a leader and be more civically engaged in their community.

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Join the EU Club

Get your boots on the ground to learn how EU governance works. Through Model European Union, you'll learn about governments within the EU and participate in the Midwest Model EU simulation.

Join Model EU

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Learn About the Middle East

Our Center for Middle East Studies helps facilitate ways to improve your knowledge of the languages and cultures of the Middle East through courses in Arabic, partnerships with the community and events on campus.

Visit the Center

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Tiny Earth, Giant Results

In partnership with Green Bay West High School, the Tiny Earth project engages in research to solve the international antibiotic crisis.

Join Tiny Earth

Discover Global Opportunities

The Office of International Education helps our students, staff and faculty engage at a global level.

International Education

Brady Reinhard

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"There are so many amazing opportunities to see these places for yourself in person through studying abroad. You are also able to participate in independent studies around topics that are of special interest to you, much like the Model EU club does every spring semester. As part of this independent study, we get to travel to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana to take part in the Midwest Model EU Conference, simulating the deliberations with fellow university students from across the United States."

Brady Reinhard '24
Political Science Major | Global Studies Minor

Clifton Ganyard

Ask an Expert

Meet Professor Clifton Ganyard, the chair for our Global Studies minor. His research and teaching interests span across fields, including German and European history and culture, American history, science fiction and jazz. If you have questions about the program, he can help!

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