Wayne State University - Bachelor's Degree

WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering more than 380 programs to nearly 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently Michigan's third-largest university and one of the 100 largest universities in the United States.

  • Average Tution USD 41,320

School Description

The first component of the modern Wayne State University was established in 1868 as the Detroit Medical College, now the School of Medicine. In 1881, the Detroit Normal Training School was established, now the College of Education. Old Main Hall was built in 1896 as Central High School, which later began adding college classes in 1913. Those classes evolved into the Detroit Junior College in 1917, the College of the City of Detroit in 1923 and now WSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Bachelor Programs

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Art History

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Biology

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Civil Engineering

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Classics

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Communication

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Construction Management

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion on timely and economic bases. Includes instruction in commercial, residential, mechanical, highway/heavy civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, and specialty construction; facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Dance

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Economics

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Education

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    English

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Finance

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Food Science

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Health Administration

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    History

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Industrial Engineering

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and energy. Includes instruction in applied mathematics, physical sciences, the social sciences, engineering analysis, systems design, computer applications, and forecasting and evaluation methodology.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Information Management

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee
  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Journalism

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Languages

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Management

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Manufacturing Engineering

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, development, and implementation of manufacturing systems. Includes instruction in materials science and engineering, manufacturing processes, process engineering, assembly and product engineering, manufacturing systems design, and manufacturing competitiveness.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Marketing

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Media Studies

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Music

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Nursing

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Physics

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Political Science

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Psychology

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Social Work

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Sociology

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Sports

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Supply Chain Management

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

  • Wayne State University
    42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, United States

    Theatre

    USD 25,254 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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  • Times World University Rankings 402
  • SchoolApply Ranking 498
  • Forbes (USA) 621
  • QS Rankings (Global) 470
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301

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          • 2008-2011, MBA

            Wayne State was a great experience for me. The cross-pollination of ideas was definitely insightful, especially in some of the capstone courses.

          • 1988-1990, M.S.L.S.

            If you're looking for a high quality education from a internationally respected university, then WSU is the school for you. You will be taught by professors who are leaders in their field, using cutting edge technology and still have fun making great friends and memories that you will treasure forever. I earned both my undergrad and graduate degrees at WSU and employers always looked upon my education with respect. I know my WSU degrees made the difference.

          • 2010-2012, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            Wayne State University one of the best school's in Michigan. I gratuity in 2012, during my undergrad, the class schedule WSU offered fit my work schedule. In addition, I made lots of friends from different countries. WSU is well recognized for diversity. The faculty were very helpful. My degree is in Information System Management. Thanks to WSU, I aimed higher and now I work for one of the best IT Companies.