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Graduation Statistics

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graduate within six years
  • 58% within eight years
  • 21% within four years
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5,517 Graduates
Western Michigan University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

2,274 Faculty
Full Time
  • 1,406 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 868 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

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Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Tim from Kalamazoo, MI
  • 5
  • The academics offered here at WMU are great. The school is not too big that it is hard to get individual help, but its big enough to teach you how…

  • Dec-07-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
African-American/Black Studies 1 - -
Women's Studies 15 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry 4 - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 28 9 3
Biomedical Sciences, General 126 - -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 144 30 -
Business Administration and Management, General 163 112 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 15 -
Business/Commerce, General 3 - -
Business/Managerial Economics 7 - -
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 8 - -
Finance, General 143 - -
Financial Planning and Services 17 - -
Human Resources Development - 11 -
Human Resources Management and Services, Other 50 - -
Information Resources Management/CIO Training 15 - -
Logistics and Materials Management 89 - -
Marketing, Other 190 - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 112 - -
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 7 - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advertising 40 - -
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 49 - -
Communication and Media Studies, Other 1 - -
Communication, General 1 11 -
Journalism 22 - -
Organizational Communication, General 67 - -
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 47 - -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 26 26 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 48 - -
Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
Administration of Special Education - 2 -
Art Teacher Education 20 11 -
Biology Teacher Education 5 - -
Business Teacher Education 10 - -
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services - 18 -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 80 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 103 11 -
Earth Science Teacher Education 7 - -
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 15 - -
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation 31 - -
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness - 51 -
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other - - 4
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other - - 4
Educational Evaluation and Research - 2 1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 94 4
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision - 3 -
Educational/Instructional Media Design - 26 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 122 9 -
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 41 8 -
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 7 22 -
French Language Teacher Education 1 - -
Geography Teacher Education 3 - -
German Language Teacher Education 2 - -
Health Teacher Education 15 - -
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - - 9
History Teacher Education 21 - -
Mathematics Teacher Education 19 1 -
Music Teacher Education 16 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 36 3 -
Physics Teacher Education 1 - -
Reading Teacher Education - 29 -
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education - 8 3
Social Science Teacher Education 7 - -
Social Studies Teacher Education 8 - -
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education - 2 -
Spanish Language Teacher Education 16 - -
Special Education and Teaching, General - 18 1
Special Education and Teaching, Other - 6 -
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels - 40 -
Technical Teacher Education 2 25 -
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 1 - -
Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 28 - -
Chemical Engineering 25 - -
Civil Engineering, General 31 14 -
Computer Engineering, General 7 4 -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 28 20 4
Engineering, Other 14 - -
Industrial Engineering 13 7 4
Manufacturing Engineering 13 2 -
Mechanical Engineering 65 7 3
Paper Science and Engineering 2 9 -
Structural Engineering 10 - -
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master Doctorate
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 13 - -
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other 2 - -
Engineering/Industrial Management 20 21 -
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing 62 11 3
English Language and Literature, General 31 2 7
Writing, General 13 - -
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Apparel and Textiles, General 44 - -
Child Development 32 - -
Family Systems 29 - -
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 3 - -
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
French Language and Literature 11 - -
German Language and Literature 9 - -
Latin Language and Literature 4 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 63 11 1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Athletic Training/Trainer 11 7 -
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences - - 8
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 25 - -
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other 39 - -
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 3 - 8
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 98 - -
Music Therapy/Therapist - 2 -
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) 90 4 -
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 47 65 -
Physician Assistant - 35 -
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - 30 -
History Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 14 5 -
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration 19 3 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 - -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics 1 1 -
Mathematics, General 6 7 1
Statistics, General 3 10 3
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master Doctorate
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 13 - -
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
International/Global Studies 25 - -
Medieval and Renaissance Studies - 7 -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 136 - -
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Studies 22 - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 54 9 -
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 15 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management - 16 -
Sports Studies - 3 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied and Professional Ethics 9 - -
Philosophy 12 12 -
Religion/Religious Studies 15 8 -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 13 6 4
Geochemistry 2 - -
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other - 3 1
Geology/Earth Science, General 12 2 -
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 2 - -
Physics, General 3 7 1
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - - 4
Counseling Psychology - 47 8
Industrial and Organizational Psychology - 10 -
Psychology, General 164 22 7
Social Psychology 6 - -
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration - 44 -
Social Work 63 104 -
Security and Protective Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 130 - -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
American Government and Politics (United States) 11 - -
Anthropology 26 5 -
Applied Economics - 8 4
Economics, General 13 4 -
Economics, Other - - -
Geography 25 18 -
Political Science and Government, General 34 6 3
Political Science and Government, Other 37 - -
Sociology 47 2 1
Transportation and Materials Moving Bachelor Master Doctorate
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 62 - -
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 48 - -
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Acting 19 - -
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4 - -
Art/Art Studies, General 17 - -
Conducting - 3 -
Dance, General 8 - -
Dance, Other 4 - -
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 1 - -
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other 57 - -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 19 1 -
Graphic Design 15 - -
Industrial Design 6 - -
Interior Design 14 - -
Jazz/Jazz Studies 5 - -
Music Pedagogy - 6 -
Music Performance, General 10 19 -
Music Theory and Composition 2 2 -
Music, General 6 - -
Musical Theatre 10 - -
Piano and Organ 1 - -
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 5 - -
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism 1 - -
Voice and Opera 7 - -