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Colleges / Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

CMU Academics

Central Michigan University requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. CMU accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, CMU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 62% of students who start college at CMU finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

CMU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: CMU may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At CMU?

CMU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with CMU directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at CMU

When choosing a major, CMU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at CMU.

Student Designed Majors

CMU allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

CMU does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at CMU

CMU offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About Central Michigan University


Does CMU Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ CMU does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does CMU Have An Online Program?

✅ CMU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does CMU Give AP Credit?

✅ CMU offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does CMU Have An Honors Program?

✅ CMU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at CMU.

Does CMU Require Internships?

🟨 CMU does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.


Additional Information About Central Michigan University


Central Michigan University Library

The main library on campus is the Charles V. Park Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at CMU

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

CMU does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does CMU have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

CMU has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at CMU include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,465

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,538

Out-of-State

$13,538

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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