Four students conducting geography research at Lake Michigan

Students conducting research at Lake Michigan for a geography class.

Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University are internationally known in their fields and are advancing knowledge across the state and around the globe.

Our college's external research awards typically exceed an impressive $8.5 million each year. Our faculty-funded research is the product of partnerships with industry, government and non-profit organizations.

Student involvement

To help WMU achieve its goal to be learner centered and discovery driven, the College of Arts and Sciences involves students in the research and creative activities of the faculty and encourages students to participate in projects of their own.

Recent research

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