Yewon Lee, who is double majoring in aviation maintenance technical operations and aviation flight science, is interning with the avionics install team at Duncan Aviation in Battle Creek. In the internship, she's learning how to route wires in aircraft.

Find My Major

Your passion. Your program. Major possibilities.

A great education doesn't just change your life—it changes the lives of those around you. At Western, you can earn your degree, learn to problem-solve, think critically and walk away with everything you need to make a difference in the world.

Explore our programs to find a major that fits your passions. And if you're not quite sure at this point yet, don't worry; we're experts at putting students on the perfect path to future success.

What’s your Western fit? Explore here and find a major.

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Business, commerce and entrepreneurship

You enjoy uniting people for a common goal, moving projects forward and leading the charge toward the next project.

Example majors include:

  • Advertising and promotion
  • Finance
  • Civil engineering
  • Strategic communication

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English, humanities and the world

You love getting to know people and what makes them tick. It's a big world, and you want to understand how all of its inhabitants live and interact to make it a better one.

Example majors include:

  • Psychology
  • Gender and women's studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology

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Health and human development

You've got a healthy curiosity. You understand the importance of nutrient-based health and mental health. You have a passion to share this with society.

Some majors in this area include:

  • Exercise science
  • Healthcare services and sciences
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Nutrition and dietetics

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Aviation, engineering, math and science

You're an inventor at heart. If there's a better way to do something, you're the right person to find it. You ask great questions, see potential everywhere and aren't afraid to try something new.

Here are a few majors:

  • Computer engineering
  • Aviation management and operations
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing

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Sustainability and environment

The word conservation lights a fire under you. Your passion is people and protecting the planet we all live on. You care deeply about the environment, especially about preserving it for future generations.

Example majors include:

  • Environmental and sustainability studies
  • Geophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Earth science

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Creative design and the performing arts

Self expression is the name of the game. Whether it's drawing, acting or design, you're constantly on the lookout for the next creative endeavor.

Example majors include:

  • Theatre
  • Marketing
  • Dance
  • Art education

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  • Zabihullah "Zabi" Najafi, an international and comparative politics major, visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Liberal arts and science

The world is your classroom. You're fascinated by the humanities, philosophy, history, arts, sciences and more. The general knowledge you gain with this degree helps prepare you for a wide range of professions.

Example majors include:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Psychology

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Still exploring your path? We're with you.

Exploratory advising

As you explore your interests, take advantage of the resources and support our academic and career advisors offer. They'll help guide you and answer your questions about what majors are related to the potential career you're looking to pursue.

Pre-professional pathways

You can choose from three unique pre-professional pathways that can enhance your major and experience-driven learning opportunities. Explore one of these paths: pre-health, pre-law or pre-secondary education.

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