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
  • Chemistry
  • Geochemistry

Communication

  • Communication Studies
  • Digital Media and Journalism
  • Film, Video, and Media Studies
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Journalism (program ending fall 2019)
  • Organizational Communication (program ending fall 2019)
  • Public Relations (program ending fall 2019)
  • Strategic Communication
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Leadership and Teamwork
    • New Media and Technology
    • Public Relations
  • Telecommunications and Information Management (program ending fall 2019)

Comparative Religion

  • Religion

Economics

  • Economics (B.A., B.S.)

English

  • Creative Writing
  • Liberal Education Curriculum
  • Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Environment and Sustainability

  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Freshwater Science and Sustainability
  • Sustainable Brewing

Gender and Women's Studies

  • Gender and Women's Studies

Geography

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

Geological and Environmental Sciences

  • Certificate in Applied Hydrogeology
  • 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

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

Psychology

  • Behavioral Science
  • General Psychology

Public Affairs and Administration

  • Public and Nonprofit Administration (effective fall 2019, pending final approval)

Sociology

  • Criminal Justice
  • Sociology
    • Social Psychology
  • Special Law Enforcement Certification

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

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

Majors and programs as of Dec. 2019.

Accelerated degree programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers several accelerated degree programs.