93% of employers agree that a college candidate needs a "demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems."
Preparing to move from student to professional can be daunting, but Western Michigan University has you covered. As a WMU student, you will complete 12 courses from WMU Essential Studies, a program that helps you develop the general education and intellectual skills employers seek most in graduates—demonstrated complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence, judgment and decision making.
And, since WMU Essential Studies is all about your choices, the sequence of courses you select will help you succeed in your chosen major, minor, graduate degree and future career.
The WMU Faculty Senate and WES Essential Studies Executive Advisory Committee hope you will join us for Assessment Days. Sessions for WES instructors who taught from like categories and opportunities to review Fall 2020 data will occur on April 14 and 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
No registration is required and the link below will take you to the Assessment Days schedule including Webex links for each session. Questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing • Oral and Digital Communication • Quantitative Literacy • Inquiry and Engagement
Discovery and Exploration
Personal Wellness • World Languages and Culture • Science and Technology • Scientific Literacy with Lab • Artistic Theory and Practice • Societies and Cultures
Local and National Perspectives • Global Perspectives