General Education

Students will need to complete Western Michigan University's general education requirements before graduation:

  • A minimum of 37 credits from proficiencies 1, 3 and 4, and distribution areas 1-8.
  • A minimum of six credits of 3000- or 4000-level coursework within the distribution areas.
  • No more than two courses from any department may be used to satisfy the distribution area requirements.
  • Courses taken as credit or no credit are not accepted for proficiency 2.

Early childhood and elementary education students will complete all general education areas through their program.