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COLLEGE PROFILE

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Applied and Professional Ethics
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Child Development
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dance, Other
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Systems
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Resources Management
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Informatics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Paper Science and Engineering
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public/Applied History
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Structural Engineering
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships, Washington semester
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty946
Part-Time Faculty494
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
78%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings2,960,609
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus2330
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial InstructionOffered
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Fine Arts, Master of International Development Administration, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Medicine, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Accountancy
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art Education
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paper and Pulp Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Paper and Pulp Engineering
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Writing
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Average 3.30 3.53 595 613 23
Low 2.50 2.50 460 430 14
High 4.00 4.90 700 720 28
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