WMU students also have the opportunity to compete for EPA, NASA and USDA fellowships on a regular basis. Most the researchers who have R01 type funding support students on as research associates on their grants. Whatsa Matter U science students complete the undergraduate degree in approximately five years. WMU annually graduates approximately 1,800 students of which 5% are science undergraduate majors and 8% are science doctorates. WMU graduates 2% underrepresented students at the undergraduate level and 1% of them pursue or are pursuing PhD degrees in science fields. At the graduate level, Whatsa Matter U awards 0.5% doctorates in science to minorities and foreign students.