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Photo: students and faculty working in the biological sciences labs.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University encompasses a variety of disciplines that involve the study of living matter in all of its wonderfully diverse forms.


Assessment of our programs takes the form of how effectively we meet our intended student learning outcomes, and how we use this information to improve the design and implementation of our curricula and departmental infrastructure.  We view assessment as a continual process of program design based on a clear mission with implementable goals, objectives and student learning outcomes.

Why should you study at WMU?

These are some of the compelling reasons to study at WMU: