In a world of increasing global business concerns, multiculturalism, and geopolitics, Western Kentucky University students may want to earn the "Global Studies Designation." This designation of distinction is placed upon a student's official transcript at graduation to show that the student's education at WKU had a global emphasis.
Requirements for the designation include:
1. Completion of a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours of coursework with substantial international content.
To meet this requirement, no more than nine hours may be counted from any one program and at least three different departments must be represented. Any of these courses may also be used to meet major, minor or general education requirements. Students must achieve an overall minimum GPA of 2.5 in these international content courses in order to receive the Emphasis in Global Studies designation.
2. Completion of a minimum of six (6) credit hours of modern foreign language (either six hours of one language or three hours each of two languages).
This requirement must be met in addition to the 24 hours of international content coursework above.
3. Completion of an approved international learning experience that could include study abroad, internship abroad, or student teaching abroad.
Students wishing to apply for the designation, or with questions about the requirements, may contact the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning at (270) 745-5334.
All applicants are required to complete the Global Studies Designation worksheet, available by clicking here: Global Studies Designation Worksheet. This worksheet must be turned in to the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning.