Welcome back, students!

Global and international studies majors and minors are encouraged to attend our Fall Welcome, brought to you in the style of the Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Please come to enjoy Ethiopian coffee, snacks, and ambience on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the GIST conference room, 2041 Moore Hall.

Change in advising hours

Our advising hours for fall 2017 have changed:

Walk-in hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Appointment only: Monday through Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m.


Information on spring 2018 courses to come soon.

Pre-Approved Course List

Information on spring 2018 courses to come soon. Please check the registration schedule to see when you can start enrolling in courses.

FALL 2017


2017-18 CATALOG

Increasingly, employers are looking for international experience. If you're interested in gaining an edge, the global and international studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University may be the right major for you. WMU is flexible and responsive to the ever-changing demands of the world. To meet the needs of society, WMU investigates, develops, and produces new knowledge; contributes to technological and economic advancement; and elevates the human condition through community outreach and engaged scholarship.

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Prefix change from INTL to GIST
Starting fall 2016 all courses offered through the global and international studies program will be listed under the prefix GIST. This change represents the need to distinguish global and international studies courses from study abroad courses as it was causing confusion among students and University staff.