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.

Biological Sciences

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences

Chemistry

  • American Chemical Society Certified
  • Biochemistry
  • Business-Oriented Chemistry
  • Chemistry

Communication

  • Communication Studies
  • Digital Media and Journalism
  • Film, Video, and Media Studies
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Strategic Communication
    • Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion
    • Certificate in Leadership and Teamwork
    • Certificate in New Media and Technology
    • Certificate in Public Relations

Comparative Religion

  • Religion

Economics

  • Economics (B.A., B.B.A, B.S.)

English

  • Creative Writing Emphasis
  • English: Literature and Language
  • Rhetoric and Writing Studies Emphasis

Environment and Sustainability Studies

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

Gender and Women's Studies

  • Gender and Women's Studies

Geography, Environment, and Tourism

  • 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

Intercultural and Anthropological Studies

  • African American and African Studies
  • Anthropology

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

  • Psychology

School of Public Affairs and Administration

  • Public and Nonprofit Administration

Sociology

  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • 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:

Pre-Secondary Education Pathways

Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Earth Science
English
French
Geography
German
History
Integrated Science Education
Latin
Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
Political Science
Social Studies
Spanish

Majors and programs as of September 2021.

Accelerated Degree Programs

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