May 23, 2022
Approved as of 1/18/06
Proficiency 1: College-Level Writing
Proficiency 2: Baccalaureate-Level Writing
Does not count toward 37 credit minimum General Education hour requirement. Consult your curriculum or major program advisor for the course(s) approved for your area of study.
Proficiency 3: College-Level Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning
Proficiency 4: Enhance or Develop a Proficiency
Consult your major or college advisor regarding the requirement(s) for your program.
A course or courses in one of the following categories:
Proficiency 4a, Advanced Writing
Proficiency 4b, Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning
Proficiency 4c, Critical Thinking
Proficiency 4d, Oral Communications
Proficiency 4e, American Sign Language
Proficiency 4f, Computer Science
Proficiency 4g, Foreign Languages
All Western Michigan University foreign language courses are granted general approval to satisfy Proficiency 4g.
Two semesters of college-level foreign language study will satisfy this requirement; students entering the University with college-level knowledge of a foreign language will be allowed to satisfy this requirement by taking two more advanced language courses or by taking two semesters of yet another foreign language.
Distribution Area I: Fine Arts
Distribution Area II: Humanities
Distribution Area III: The United States: Cultures And Issues
Distribution Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations
Distribution Area V: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Distribution Area VI: Natural Science with Laboratory
Distribution Area VII: Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications
Distribution Area VIII: Health and Well-Being