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Western Michigan University

Established in 1903 by Dwight B. Waldo, Western Michigan University, or WMU, is a public university in the United States. WMU's main campus is spread across an area of more than 1, 200 acres and comprises more than 140 buildings. The university offers over 250 degrees in diverse Course Topics. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Aviation
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • Graduate College
  • Haworth College of Business
  • Lee Honors College
WMU's official mascot is Buster Bronco and the university's sports teams are nicknamed the Broncos. They compete in the Mid-American Conference.

Profile of Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University can be found in Kalamazoo, MI (a small city). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Western Michigan University.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The range of program offerings available from Western Michigan University is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching.

Western Michigan University Selectivity

Western Michigan University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Western Michigan University are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 24, 433 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Western Michigan University student athletes compete in Mid-American Conference competitions.

Western Michigan University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching1, 362elementary school teaching, school Counselling, English teaching, educational administration, history teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, education of blind, . . .
Business and Management1, 182management science, marketing, marketing studies, finance, accounting, business management, logistics, human resources management, . . .
Liberal Arts572interdisciplinary studies, creative writing, political science and government, English, Spanish language, sociology, political science, anthropology, . . .
Engineering337electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses, engineering management, manufacturing engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering, . . .
Family and Social Work308social work, public administration, family systems, child development, foodservice management
Therapy and Counselling304psychology, Counselling psychology, social psychology, mental and social health services, substance abuse Counselling, music therapy, marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology, . . .
Media302organizational communications, communication studies, advertising, public relations and advertising, journalism, communication and journalism, media studies
Science211biomedical sciences, biology, geology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, hydrology and water resources, chemistry courses, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy209occupational therapy, exercise science, sports and fitness management, parks and recreation studies, dietetics and clinical nutrition, athletic trainer, health and physical education, rehabilitation
Transportation152commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Computer Science and Engineering126computer science, computer and info science, computer engineering
Security and Law Enforcement125criminal justice and safety, criminology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine123registered nursing, nursing administration
Medical Support and Technology98physician assistant, audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology, health service and sciences, audiology
Music71music performance, music, various music studies, music pedagogy, jazz, music theory and composition, conducting
Construction Trades65apparel and textiles
Design60industrial design, interior design, graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art56film and photography
Medical administration52health and medical administrative, health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts50acting, dance, theatre design, dance courses, theater history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy41philosophy, religion, general philosophy
Mathematics35mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Fine Arts26fine arts, art history and criticism
Art Studies18art studies, arts management
Mechanics and Repair17avionics maintenance
Engineering Technician12engineering technician, construction engineering tech
Hospitality8travel services
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies
Real Estate and Construction Management3construction management

Contact: Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

1903 West Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5167

General Phone: (269) 387-3530


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