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  • Students poses with advisor Kevin Knutson; Knutson holds a sign that reads, "1. Go to Class! 2. Do you work! 3. Ask for help!

The College of Arts and Sciences represents the foundation of learning and the academic heart of WMU. With 26 departments and interdisciplinary programs, WMU's largest college offers a broad range of learning opportunities and career paths for our students.

Our students are among the very top students in the country, continually receiving very competitive and distinguished scholarships for academic studies, research, study abroad, etc. Our undergraduates receive Goldwater Fellowships, Fulbright awards, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, and more.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Survey identifies the skills and qualities possessed by arts and sciences graduates as those qualities that are most valued by employers: excellent communication skills, ability to work in teams, and analytical thinking and problem solving.

Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences rank among the finest scholars and researchers at WMU and in the country.

Looking to join a learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged community? You've come to the right place!

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