The 22-year-old, who played nine times for the Trotters and had loan spells at MK Dons and Coventry City, has joined the Latics for an undisclosed fee.
Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told the official club website: "He has bags of potential. He is still young, the right age and profile for the squad we are trying to build here.
"He has got a great taste of League One last season with Coventry and understands the demands of this division."body check tags ::