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Global Studies Designation

In a world of increasing global business concerns, multiculturalism, and geopolitics, Western Kentucky University students can pursue the "Global Studies Designation."  This designation of distinction is placed upon the student's official transcript at graduation.

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, student teaching abroad, National Student Exchange, or serving as a Global Learning Ambassador.

Students wishing to apply for the designation, or with questions about the requirements, may contact the Office of Global Learning & International Affairs by emailing study.abroad@wku.edu or calling (270) 745-4857.

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 Global Learning & International Affairs by sending it via email to study.abroad@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 10/7/22