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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
Welcome to the Undergraduate Catalog
The online catalog management system (acalog TM ) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.