4+1 Graduate Programs in Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University offers the opportunity for you to earn a bachelor's degree from one of our partnering institutions and your master's degree from Western Michigan University in only five years.

Under a 4+1 program, students majoring in either applied economics, chemistry, political science or religion at either Kalamazoo College, Aquinas College or Grand Valley State University will be able to transfer up to 12 credit hours of work towards their master's degree in that subject at WMU.

4+1 Graduate Programs with Kalamazoo College

Applied economics

Kalamazoo College students may be able to transfer a maximum of nine undergraduate credits between KC and WMU for application toward a WMU master's degree in applied economics. Program information.

Political science

Kalamazoo College students may be able to transfer a maximum of nine undergraduate credits between KC and WMU for application toward a WMU master's degree in political science. Program information.

Religion

Kalamazoo College students may be able to transfer a maximum of 12 undergraduate credits between KC and WMU for application toward a WMU master's degree in comparative religion. Program information.

4+1 graduate programs with Aquinas College

Applied economics and chemistry

Aquinas College students may be able to transfer a maximum of twelve undergraduate credits between Aquinas and WMU for application toward a WMU master's degree in:

Applied economics

Chemistry (information coming soon)

4+1 Graduate programs with Grand Valley State University

Religion

Grand Valley State University students may be able to transfer a maximum of twelve undergraduate credits between GVSU and WMU for application toward a WMU master's degree in comparative religion. Program information.