Dr. Dawn Gaymer
Dr. Betty Dennis
Associate Dean and Director of General Studies
Andrew J. Holmes
Executive Director of Technology
Main Office: 3rd floor Ellsworth Hall
Telephone: (269) 387-4200
Fax: (269) 387-4204
Extended University Programs (EUP) extends Western Michigan University’s educational resources throughout Michigan and beyond by partnering with academic departments to deliver undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit conferences and workshops. These programs are delivered in a time, place, and format that address the needs of the adult, part-time learner. EUP is comprised of regional locations in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, MetroDetroit, Muskegon, Southwest, and Traverse City, as well as Online Education, General Studies, the Office of Lifelong Learning and Education, and the Lifelong Learning Academy.
EUP Vision Statement
To inspire, enable, and encourage lifelong learning, through educational access, personal growth, and professional development opportunities - one individual, one class, and one preferred learning style at a time.
EUP Mission Statement
EUP provides University leadership in lifelong learning and innovation through educational technologies and outreach. EUP serves as the bridge to engage diverse populations.
Regional locations have environments that are tailored to the busy, working adult, including comfortable seating, computer labs, wireless Internet access, and courses scheduled on evenings and weekends. In addition to academic programming, regional locations provide the connection to WMU offices including financial aid, advising, university libraries, and other university services.
50 W. Jackson
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3505
(269) 965-5380 or (269) 387-6293
32820 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48073
The Graduate Center - Beltline
2333 East Beltline, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5936
Stevenson Center for Higher Education
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442-1783
(231) 777-0500 or (269) 387-6292
The Graduate Center - Downtown
200 Ionia Avenue, S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
2785 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Lansing Community College University Center
210 W. Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI 48901-7210
Northwestern Michigan College University Center
2200 Dendrinos Dr., Suite 200-H
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 995-1846 or (231) 995-1846
Online Education offers a variety of courses and degree and certificate programs entirely online. Online Education also offers hybrid courses and hybrid degree programs that utilize contemporary online learning technologies and methodologies. Additional services include instructional design and course development support for instructors, technical support for students, and on-campus proctored testing.
General Studies Degree
The General University Studies degree integrates prior coursework into a generalized degree, providing students with an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree from WMU in a manageable and straightforward fashion without the constraints of a specialized curriculum. Either a B.S. or a B.A. degree can be awarded based on the topical areas applied.
Office of Lifelong Learning and Education
The Office of Lifelong Learning and Education is dedicated to providing an increased selection and availability of educational opportunities to individuals pursuing personal and professional goals. It offers certification programs, credit and non-credit workshops, professional seminars, and Continuing Education Units approved by the State of Michigan (SB CEUs). Additionally, it provides conference development, planning, and management services.
Lifelong Learning Academy
The Lifelong Learning Academy offers educational opportunities for older adults, although lifelong learners of any age are welcome to participate in the non-credit courses and programs offered. The purpose of the Lifelong Learning Academy is to:
- Provide intellectual and cultural stimulation, personal growth, and social engagement for participants in an informal, lively, learning atmosphere.
- Enrich and extend the quality of life for participants.
- Create an academy of learners who can share what they have learned and experienced during their lives.