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.
- Level 1 Foundations—Writing; Oral and Digital Communication; Quantitative Literacy; Inquiry and Engagement
- Level 2 Discovery and Exploration—Personal Wellness; World Languages and Culture; Science and Technology; Scientific Literacy with Lab; Artistic Theory and Practice; Societies and Cultures
- Level 3 Connections—Local and National Perspectives; Global Perspectives
Get ready. Anything is possible.