Program Overview

Western Michigan University offers a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in University Studies to allow students who are transferring to Western Michigan University their completive educational experience in undergraduate studies. Students should utilize the time they spend in this program developing their knowledge and interest in general studies which will assist their professional development without the constraints of a specialized curriculum. These degrees is intended to show employers that graduates have been exposed to high-level education and are familiar with the necessary communication, professional, and research skills needed for their careers. Students entering the program are expected to hold an Associate degree. 

Students in the program will take part in a general studies where they will develop their general advanced educational knowledge and abilities in preparation for professional responsibilities and future education. Those classes include career exploration and self-evaluation, government and politics, and academic writing and composition. 

Necessary qualifications upon graduation include the ability to utilize effective writing and speaking habits needed for future studies and professions, the ability to locate, evaluate, and apply reliable and appropriate information for research, occupational, and study purposes, and the ability to utilize scientific methods of inquiry which will aide in the scientific and general acquisition of knowledge. The student will also be able to demonstrate the ability to utilize computers and developing technologies effectively in personal and professional usage, appreciation of the variety of human experiences as expressed through the arts, knowledge and appreciation of diverse cultures, and to demonstrate awareness of personal obligations and responsibilities in one’s community of influence.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Western Michigan University is a four year public research university that is located on a suburban campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan. WMU was founded in 1903. WMU works to reflect a globally engaged, dynamic university that combines the resources of a national research university with the personal attention and support that are typically found at a small college, which gives students an advantage in graduate school, the workplace and life. WMU is a research university that is learner-centered and builds intellectual inquiry and discovery into its academic programs in a manner that fosters knowledge and innovation, and turns wisdom into action. WMU provides leadership in teaching, learning, research and service, and has a commitment to enhancing the future of those living around the world.

    Students at Western Michigan University can choose a comprehensive range of degrees and certificates from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Aviation
    • Haworth College of Business
    • College of Education and Human Development
    • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • College of Fine Arts
    • College of Health and Human Services
    • Lee Honors College
    • Graduate College
    • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    • Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

    Western Michigan University integrates distance education coursework and programs, adding greater flexibility and convenience for students. Students taking courses online continue to have access to student resources offered on-campus.


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