Student and faculty member wearing lab coats looking at yellow liquid in a beakerThe 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. As the largest college at WMU, we:

  • Employ more than 300 full-time faculty members; an 11:1 faculty student ratio.
  • Enroll more than 3,600 undergraduate majors and more than 1,000 graduate students.
  • Offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors.
  • Offer 21 master's programs and 14 doctoral programs.
  • Oversee 25 departments and interdisciplinary programs.
  • Offer over 40 registered student organizations.
  • Provide the foundation for the general education curriculum at WMU.
  • Teach approximately half of all student credit hours at all WMU campuses.

Faculty of the college rank among the finest scholars and researchers at WMU, are among the best teachers and scholars anywhere in the nation.

Student learning and success is our top priority. Our students are high achievers and have been recipients of the very competitive and distinguished Goldwater Fellowships and Fulbright awards.

Viewbook cover titled "Discover the College of Arts and Sciences" with Western Michigan University logo. Two students are gathered in front of a computer while holding a small robot 

Check out our 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Viewbook.


State of the college

Dean Carla Koretsky celebrated faculty, student and staff accomplishments, and discussed the current state of the college in the 2020 State of the College Address.

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