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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Welcome to the Undergraduate Catalog 

The online catalog management system (acalogTM) 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, this online 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. You’ll also find links at the left to other useful information.

Purpose of the Catalog 

The WMU Catalogs are the official source of the university’s academic programs, courses, policies, and procedures. The catalog should be used as a guide, in conjunction with your academic advisor, in planning a course of study and in meeting requirements for graduation.

PDF version

A searchable and printer friendly version of the Undergraduate catalog is now available using Adobe Reader. You may obtain the reader by clicking the Adobe icon below.

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Mobile version 

A mobile version of the WMU catalog can be viewed on your Android or Apple device. Scan the appropriate QR code below to download the WMU mobile app. Choose the Academic icon to view the Catalog and Academic Calendar.

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Looking for a previous catalog?

2006 – 2011 Undergraduate Catalogs can be selected by clicking the drop down arrow located in the upper right corner. Choose the appropriate catalog and wait for your screen to refresh.

My Portfolio

Click to track a program and course information that is important to you. Look throughout the catalog for links to add programs and courses to your personal Portfolio. Retrieve your saved preferences using the My Portfolio link in the navigation bar to the left of this screen.


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 it 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
or visit their web site at www.wmich.edu/admissions

Western Michigan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; Web site www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

Current information about the university can also be found at:

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

Non-Discrimination Policy 

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law, or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment, University facility access, or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status.