Jul 14, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-24 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-24

Undergraduate Catalog 2023-24

Welcome to the Undergraduate Catalog

The online catalog management system (Acalog ACMSTM) contains a number of features to assist you, including advanced search options, intuitive navigation and a personal portfolio to store favorite programs and courses. Whether you are a prospective student or already enrolled at Western Michigan University, the catalog is a powerful tool to help you quickly locate undergraduate programs and courses. Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every semester. It is important to visit your academic advisor on a regular basis to stay on track to graduate. Links to additional information can be found in the left navigation menu.

Purpose of the Catalog 

The WMU Catalog is the official source of the University’s academic programs, courses and academic procedures. University Policies can be found online at wmich.edu/policies. The catalog should be used as a guide, in conjunction with your academic advisor, to plan a course of study and to meet requirements for graduation.

Looking for a previous catalog?

Undergraduate Catalogs from 2006-07 to present can be selected by clicking the drop-down menu bar located in the upper right corner of this webpage. Choose the appropriate catalog and wait for your screen to refresh. Catalogs dated prior to 2006 are archived at wmich.edu/registrar/catalogs.

My Portfolio

Use the My Portfolio link to track programs and course information that is important to you. Add content to your personal portfolio by clicking the “Add to Portfolio” star icon and retrieve your saved preferences by clicking the My Portfolio link at the bottom of the left navigation menu.


The provisions of this catalog, any other catalog, policy, rules, codes, guidelines or information issued by the University (collectively “requirements”) shall not be considered to be a contractual or otherwise binding obligation of the University. Changes in administration and instruction may be made after the publication date of this catalog. The University reserves the right to withdraw, revoke and/or cancel an admission decision for any reason, and at any time, it deems warranted. This right shall also apply in instances when the University acquires information about an applicant or student after an admission decision is made. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to requirements, procedures and/or other provisions at any time without prior notice. Such changes may include, but not be limited to, modification or discontinuance of programs, as well as modifications or discontinuance of specific courses. In the event such action is taken, students affected will be advised by their units of the options available to them to complete their degrees. The University will assist students in finding alternate ways to complete programs or course work. The University further reserves all rights regarding dismissals, suspensions, withdrawals, denials of requests or applications, cancellations or revocations of admissions, impositions of holds on records of students and other administrative decisions, at all times.

Western Michigan University retains the right to rescind any WMU degree obtained improperly, including but not limited to, as a result of misrepresentations, incomplete or false information and/or in violation of University requirements. Before making any final decision to rescind a degree, however, the University will afford the student an opportunity to be heard in accordance with University requirements in effect at the time of the discovery of the alleged offense.

Becoming a student at Western Michigan University signifies the student’s agreement to comply with all requirements of the University whenever approved.

To apply:

The Office of Admissions
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5211
(269) 387-2000

Western Michigan University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission
230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Current information about the university can also be found at:

The Western Michigan University Homepage wmich.edu
About WMU wmich.edu/about
Admissions wmich.edu/admissions
Bookstore wmubookstore.com
Bronco Express wmich.edu/broncoexpress
Financial Aid wmich.edu/finaid
Registrar’s Office wmich.edu/registrar
Undergraduate Programs wmich.edu/academics

Non-Discrimination Policy 

Western Michigan University strives to cultivate a community of respect, civility, value, and free from discrimination for all its members.

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment that violates the law or that limits opportunities of admission, employment, or education based on the protected classes of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, height, weight, or marital status. 

The University will hold all members accountable for violations of the Non-Discrimination Policy (full version at wmich.edu/policies/non-discrimination).