Level 2: Exploration and Discovery

For the Level 2: Exploration and Discovery requirements of the essential studies curriculum, Western Michigan University students will select one (1) course from each of the following six categories:

  • Personal Wellness
  • Science and Technology
  • Scientific Literacy with a Lab
  • World Language and Culture
  • Artistic Theory and Practice
  • Societies and Cultures

Important Note

The courses and descriptions listed below are for the Summer I/II 2023 through Fall 2023 semesters. For a complete list of WMU Essential Studies courses, access the PDF. Enrolled students can also access descriptions by logging into GoWMU and accessing DegreeWorks.



Summer I/II 2023

Fall 2023

DI Courses designated as DI fulfill the Diversity and Inclusion requirement.

PS Courses designated as PS fulfill the Planetary Sustainability requirement.