Undergraduate Majors

The College of Arts and Sciences represents the academic heart and liberal arts core of Western Michigan University and provides a broad range of academic programs for students. WMU fosters learners who are critical thinkers, knowledge expanders and solution providers.

Africana Studies

Anthropology

Biological Sciences

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences

Chemistry

  • American Chemical Society Certified
  • Biochemistry
  • Business-Oriented Chemistry
  • Chemistry

Communication

  • Communication Studies 
  • Film, Video, and Media Studies 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Journalism 
  • Organizational Communication 
  • Public Relations 
  • Telecommunications and Information Management

Comparative Religion

Economics

English

  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Environment and Sustainability Studies (select only along with a standard major)

  • Freshwater Science and Sustainability

Gender and Women's Studies

Geography

  • Community and Regional Planning
  • Geography
  • Tourism and Travel

Geosciences

  • Earth Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology

Global and International Studies

History

  • History 
  • Public History

Mathematics

  • Applied Mathematics 
  • General Mathematics

Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • Professional and Applied Ethics

Physics

  • Geophysics
  • Physics 
  • Physics: Electrical Engineering

Political Science

  • American Public Policy 
  • International and Comparative Politics
  • Political Science
  • Public Law

Psychology

  • Behavioral Science 
  • General Psychology

Sociology

  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology

Spanish

Statistics

  • Statistics
  • Data Science

Sustainable Brewing

World Languages and Literatures

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese 
  • Latin

Secondary education majors

Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
English
French
Geography
German
History
Latin
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Social Studies
Spanish

Pre-professional programs

Pre-Health and Pre-Dental
Pre-Law

Student-planned major

Your future. Your major. Your way.

Interdisciplinary education

Degree programs

Global engagement

Study Abroad
Education, research and outreach