Undergraduate Majors

The 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. WMU fosters learners who are critical thinkers, knowledge expanders and solution providers.

African American and African Studies

  • African American and African Studies

Anthropology

  • Anthropology

Biological Sciences

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences

Chemistry

  • American Chemical Society Certified
  • Biochemistry
  • Business-Oriented Chemistry
  • Liberal Education Curriculum Chemistry

Communication

  • Communication Studies
  • Film, Video, and Media Studies
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Journalism
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Telecommunications and Information Management

Comparative Religion

  • Religion

Economics

  • Economics

English

  • Creative Writing
  • English-Literature and Language
  • Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Environment and Sustainability

  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Freshwater Science and Sustainability

Gender and Women's Studies

  • Gender and Women's Studies

Geography

  • Community and Regional Planning
  • Environmental Analysis and Resource Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Tourism and Travel

Geological and Environmental Sciences

  • Earth Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology

Global and International Studies

  • Global and International Studies

History

  • History
  • Public History

Mathematics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • General Mathematics

Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • Professional and Applied Ethics

Physics

  • Geophysics
  • Physics

Political Science

  • American Public Policy
  • International and Comparative Politics
  • Political Science
  • Public Law

Psychology

  • Behavioral Science
  • General Psychology

Public Affairs and Administration

  • Public and nonprofit administration (effective fall 2019, pending final approval)

Sociology

  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology

Spanish

  • Spanish

Statistics

  • Data Science
  • Statistics

World Languages and Literatures

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin

Interdisciplinary programs

See more information and a complete list of interdisciplinary programs. Interdisciplinary majors not listed above:

Secondary education majors

Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
English
French
German
History
Integrated Science Education
Latin
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Social Studies
Spanish

Majors and programs as of Sept. 2018.

Accelerated degree programs

See the list of accelerated degree programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.