A student wearing gloves while working on a senior project in the engineering lab.

Colleges of WMU

You’ll find the field of study you’re most interested in pursuing in one of the 10 colleges or interdisciplinary programs at Western. Take a look below to learn more about our colleges and programs and how each one is uniquely designed to help you thrive as a person and professional.

  • All of the professors in the biological sciences department, their passion for biology is tremendous, and it's really fun to learn from them. You can really tell how much they care about it and how much they want to spread their knowledge to their students.

    Mike Caliendo, B.S.'19, M.S.'21

  • Student working near Lake Michigan in the field.

    Here you’ll build a strong and rigorous foundation to prepare you for a range of careers in the humanities, social sciences and STEM fields.

  • Student near her airplane preparing for a flight.

    Whether you choose a path that takes you to the skies or you learn to help keep the engines running, the College of Aviation will help you reach new career heights.

  • Business student in the trading room.

    Choose from 17 specialized majors to find an area of business that inspires you and connect with strong industry partners to become a top contender in the field.

  • Teaching intern in the classroom.

    Benefit from Western’s long, successful history of preparing teachers and other professionals for careers in education, dietetics, fashion, exercise science and other disciplines.

  • Group of engineering students in the lab.

    The need for doers and creators is greater than ever. Begin your journey here toward designing and building the future of our planet and beyond.

  • Fine arts student in a studio.

    Explore how you can express your voice and channel your passion into purpose to begin a career in the arts.

  • Nursing classroom with several students.

    Prepare for a satisfying clinical career that is in high demand and makes an unparalleled impact on individual lives.

  • Engineering student in a lab.

    We value exploration and want to give you the resources to help find your purpose and graduate on time. All explorers start somewhere—and that place is Merze Tate College.

  • Student in a classroom during classtime.

    We enrich the Western experience by encouraging the highest-performing students to pursue their passions through exceptional curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

  • Rj Bolzman underwater in his scuba gear.

    Prepare yourself to navigate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly interconnected and quickly changing world.

  • Graduate student working in the lab.

    Explore a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs in a variety of disciplines to earn an advanced degree.