Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University

1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200
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A Excellent
4.285725 Based on 14 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Western Michigan University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1129 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
124
29
 
 
Advertising
 
60
 
 
 
Applied Economics
 
 
10
 
5
Business Administration and Management, General
 
136
64
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
35
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
1
 
 
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
3
 
 
 
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
 
13
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
7
0
 
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
7
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
128
 
 
 
Financial Planning and Services
 
13
 
 
 
Human Resources Development
 
 
18
 
 
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
63
 
 
 
Information Resources Management
 
3
 
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
116
 
 
 
Management Science
 
2
 
 
 
Marketing, Other
 
155
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
111
 
 
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
 
 
0
 
Operations Research
 
 
0
 
 
Organizational Communication, General
 
26
 
 
 
Telecommunications Management
 
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1010 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Administration of Special Education
 
 
0
 
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
56
42
 
9
Applied Mathematics, General
 
6
0
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
3
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
1
4
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
21
 
 
 
Biology Teacher Education
 
2
 
 
0
Business Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
0
Child Development
 
56
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
 
1
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
17
4
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
15
 
3
Creative Writing
 
62
14
 
0
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
1
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
17
4
 
 
Earth Science Teacher Education
 
2
 
 
0
Education, Other
 
 
1
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
 
2
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
 
0
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
 
9
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
 
 
45
 
 
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
 
 
 
 
7
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
 
 
 
 
0
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
8
 
6
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
53
0
0
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
 
 
5
 
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
13
1
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
26
0
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
23
3
 
2
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
26
0
 
 
Exercise Physiology
 
 
6
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
 
5
23
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
French Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Geography Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
German Language Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Health Teacher Education
 
8
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
 
12
History Teacher Education
 
3
 
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
10
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
 
0
 
 
Latin Language and Literature
 
1
 
 
 
Latin Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
8
3
 
1
Music Teacher Education
 
23
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
4
5
 
 
Physics Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
0
Public/Applied History
 
7
3
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
3
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
5
10
 
1
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
0
 
 
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
 
 
4
 
 
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
 
 
1
 
 
Social Science Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Social Studies Teacher Education
 
6
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
28
10
 
2
Spanish Language Teacher Education
 
4
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
16
1
4
Special Education and Teaching, Other
 
 
5
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
48
 
 
 
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
29
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
43
24
 
 
Sports Studies
 
 
0
 
 
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
 
 
 
 
0
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
 
 
28
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
21
5
 
Technical Teacher Education
 
0
9
 
 
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

981 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
0
 
 
 
American Government and Politics (United States)
 
5
 
 
 
Anthropology
 
18
5
 
 
Applied and Professional Ethics
 
0
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
 
1
 
 
Clinical Psychology
 
 
 
 
7
Counseling Psychology
 
 
26
 
6
Family Systems
 
33
 
 
 
History, General
 
6
2
 
0
History, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
 
 
8
 
0
International/Global Studies
 
50
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
 
 
13
 
 
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
 
 
2
0
 
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
 
 
21
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
 
 
 
 
2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
234
9
4
 
Philosophy
 
6
12
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
32
2
 
1
Political Science and Government, Other
 
7
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
98
4
 
0
Public Administration
 
 
52
 
5
Religion/Religious Studies
 
10
14
 
0
School Psychology
 
 
 
 
0
Social Psychology
 
4
 
 
 
Social Work
 
72
154
 
 
Sociology
 
34
2
 
4
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
 
2
 
 
 
Women's Studies
 
14
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

695 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
14
14
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist
 
2
 
 
8
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
52
 
 
 
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
 
22
 
 
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
2
 
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
 
136
 
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
0
 
 
10
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
0
 
Holistic Health
 
 
 
16
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
69
0
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
14
 
 
 
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
 
47
93
2
 
Physician Assistant
 
 
33
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
16
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
125
5
 
 
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
 
 
 
15
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

655 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
39
4
 
 
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
95
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering
 
46
3
 
 
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
4
 
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
26
20
 
4
Computer Engineering, General
 
9
5
 
 
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
42
16
 
7
Engineering, Other
 
6
 
 
1
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
26
19
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
25
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
2
 
 
 
Industrial Engineering
 
17
69
 
2
Manufacturing Engineering
 
0
0
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
 
13
3
 
 
Materials Science
 
 
0
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
98
28
 
5
Paper Science and Engineering
 
12
5
0
2
Structural Engineering
 
2
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

289 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
 
21
 
 
 
Conducting
 
 
3
 
 
Dance, General
 
11
 
 
 
Dance, Other
 
11
 
1
 
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
 
5
 
 
 
Fashion/Apparel Design
 
7
 
 
 
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
 
45
 
 
 
Fine and Studio Arts Management
 
 
0
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
23
0
 
 
Graphic Design
 
22
 
 
 
Interior Design
 
8
 
 
 
Jazz/Jazz Studies
 
2
 
 
 
Keyboard Instruments
 
3
 
 
 
Music Pedagogy
 
 
0
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
8
16
0
 
Music Technology
 
19
0
 
 
Music Theory and Composition
 
4
1
 
 
Music Therapy/Therapist
 
11
3
0
 
Music, General
 
8
1
 
 
Musical Theatre
 
15
 
 
 
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
 
8
 
 
 
Voice and Opera
 
20
 
 
 
Writing, General
 
13
 
 
 

252 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aquatic Biology/Limnology
 
14
 
 
 
Biochemistry
 
24
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
48
13
 
1
Biostatistics
 
 
 
22
 
Chemistry, General
 
7
3
 
2
Chemistry, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Computational and Applied Mathematics
 
 
0
 
 
Geochemistry
 
0
 
 
 
Geography
 
25
7
2
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
 
9
 
4
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
8
5
 
 
Geophysics and Seismology
 
1
 
 
 
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
 
2
 
1
 
Mathematics and Computer Science
 
2
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
8
3
 
5
Physics, General
 
6
7
 
2
Statistics, General
 
3
14
1
2

154 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
58
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
3
1
 
Computer Science
 
47
19
 
8
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
 
18
 
 
 

58 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
 
0
 
 
 
Communication, General
 
0
15
 
 
Journalism
 
13
 
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
 
30
 
 
 

40 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
 
9
 
 
 
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
 
20
 
 
 
Construction Management
 
 
0
 
 
Fashion Merchandising
 
11
 
 
 

27 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
 
3
 
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
9
 
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
 
2
 
 
 
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
 
13
 
 
 

2 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Food Science
 
2
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Western Michigan University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
 
 
 
 
Child Development
 
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
Dance, Other
 
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
 
Family Systems
 
 
 
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
 
Holistic Health
 
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
 
 
 
 
Technical Teacher Education
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels (Bronson School of Nursing)
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (English Language Center for English Language and Culture for International Students)
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Music, Class of 1999

    Don't know... It was too long ago!

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BBA, Class of 1973

    viable networking and mentoring program

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music Education, Class of 1985

    I'm certain that over the past 30 years it has changed. In 1985 they had a career placement office that provided a list of potential employers seeking to fill positions that match the degree earned

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA French, Class of 1989

    Real world experiences; study abroad programs

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social sciences, Class of 1971

    I was very disappointed in WMU at the time I attended regarding real world experience, like internships.

    2 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Science, Class of 1993

    Clubs, counselors, temp jobs, internships, professors with real world experience, diverse mix of students in classes

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 1984

    I remember we did internships and student teaching

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    chemistry and psychology , Class of 2008

    Career fair, post grad job search resources

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science , Class of 2005

    None that I'm aware of, outside of the exclusive internship program that I was accepted into

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Chemistry, Class of 1986

    They have provided me with job search training and resume review

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Engineering design technology, Class of 2013

    Engineering career fair, Career counseling

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.4285714285714 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Music, Class of 1999

    Not sure how to answer this... Mostly traditional students right out of high school.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music Education, Class of 1985

    There was an active social world that crossed fraternal lines. As in fraternities/sororities did things that socialized with non-Greek organizations.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social sciences, Class of 1971

    At the time I attended, most of the students were average. I think standards have improved now.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Science, Class of 1993

    Diverse mix - fresh out of high school, mature students, international students, urban, rural and suburban. Students' were encouraged to participate in class - opinions valued.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communications, Class of 1984

    Easy going and able to get a well rounded education

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 2007

    Very diverse ethnically and socially Positive culture

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    chemistry and psychology , Class of 2008

    Great culture, fun place to study and live

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science , Class of 2005

    It's been over 10 years. I have no clue anymore.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Chemistry, Class of 1986

    It has been a long time, so my comments might not be relevant any more.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS in Vocational industrial technology education , Class of 2005

    Don't know, haven't been there in a decade.

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.2857142857143 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2007

    clean, good hours for availability, good variety in dining halls

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Music, Class of 1999

    Again, too long ago to recall... I didn't utilize the dorms or dining halls there.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BBA, Class of 1973

    Excellent and constantly being upgraded

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music Education, Class of 1985

    IDK I lived off campus. 1985 -- no computer labs. Classrooms are classrooms.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social sciences, Class of 1971

    Facilities vary depending on a student's major. Most of the facilities at WMU are modern now, and many are excellent.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Science, Class of 1993

    The school has undergone an aggressive philanthropy and construction program. The business school, engineering school and health sciences school all have brand new facilities/campuses.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 2007

    Facilities are on the older side, a lot of remodeling was happening

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    chemistry and psychology , Class of 2008

    Some a very nice and up to date, some old and outdated. University is making a lot of changes though

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Engineering design technology, Class of 2013

    New engineering building with many computer labs. teachers all have worked in the industry.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS in Vocational industrial technology education , Class of 2005

    Don't know anymore, haven't been there in a decade

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.4285714285714 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Music Education, Class of 1985

    Depended on the student demographics. Music clubs are popular with music majors but not many engineering majors in them. Likewise, engineering clubs are popular with engineering majors but very few music majors join them.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social sciences, Class of 1971

    The music, art and theatre depts are excellent. Sports are very popular.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor of Science, Class of 1993

    The school is very much a walking campus and has easy access to shopping and entertainment in the city. The university has a very good theater school that produces and hosts live performances as does a nearby liberal arts college. The university also hosts several art gallery showings throughout the year. College sports are also an important part of campus life. A new gym was built for students to workout.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 2007

    Football and other sports Drinking at local bars

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Chemistry, Class of 1986

    They had a great volleyball team

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Engineering design technology, Class of 2013

    Bronco bash at the beginning of the year. Home coming weekend

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS in Vocational industrial technology education , Class of 2005

    Don't know anymore, haven't been there in a decade

    4 Rated January 2016
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