Why does it matter? The academic opportunities at Western Michigan mean that no matter what your career goal or intellectual interest, WMU has a program to get you there. You can be what you want to be. No compromises. No "good enough." You can focus like a laser on what you want to do, even if what you most want to do is figure out what you want to do. Of course, successfully pursuing your goals requires more than just the perfect major. At Western Michigan University you'll be able to hone your experience with:

  • Internships: Every year more than 6,000 undergraduate students participate in an internship, co-op, or industry-sponsored design project.
  • Study abroad: WMU's Haenicke Institute for Global Education can send you to any one of more than 18 countries for as little as a week or a full academic year.
  • Independent research: WMU offers a number of grant and scholarship programs to support your scholarly explorations. And you'll find your professors love to involve students in their own research and even co-publish papers with them.
  • Hundreds of degree programs: Few schools anywhere offer you the variety of academic opportunities available at WMU.

Whether you know exactly what you want to study or you want to explore several programs as part of your own intellectual discovery, you'll find what you're looking for at WMU. You'll have the freedom to pursue your interests and passions, and you'll have the fulfillment that comes from being successful at being yourself.