The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University offers the following programs.


  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin


Other Courses

  • Classical Greek
  • Russian

Education degrees

  • Arabic (minor)
  • Chinese (minor)
  • French (major and minor)
  • German (major and minor)
  • Japanese (minor)
  • Latin (major and minor)

Study abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Department faculty lead a number of study abroad programs. Credit toward your major or minor or general University credit can be granted for participation in pre-approved, non-WMU programs. See an advisor for more information about specific programs.

Interdisciplinary programs