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Joint Degrees


Several special degree programs are offered by the joint cooperation of LSA and other colleges or schools within the University. Admission to some of these programs is highly competitive. Because many of these programs require specific courses for admission, it is important for students to identify program interests early in their undergraduate careers. Although the basic requirements are summarized in this chapter, students should consult academic advisors associated with the various programs.

Joint Undergraduate Degree Programs

Architecture (Joint Program in Liberal Arts and B.S. in Architecture)
Students may earn the B.S. degree awarded by the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and a second degree awarded by LSA.

Art and Design (Joint Program in Liberal Arts and Art and Design)
These joint degree programs are intended for students whose educational goals include earning undergraduate degrees from both LSA and the Stamps School of Art & Design.

Engineering (Joint Program in Liberal Arts and B.S. in Engineering)
The program is intended for students who wish to develop a depth of understanding in the technical studies associated with the College of Engineering and in the physical and natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences in LSA.

Music (Joint Degree Program in Liberal Arts and Music)
These joint degree programs are intended for students who seek to combine LSA's technical or academic studies in combination with the professional training in performance-based or academic music studies of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Individualized Joint Degree Programs

A student may be interested in a joint degree program with another school or college even if a joint degree program has not been officially established by the College. Such joint degree programs are planned through the Academic Standards Board.

Joint Undergraduate-Graduate Degree Programs

The Concurrent Undergraduate-Graduate Studies Program
The Concurrent Undergraduate-Graduate Studies (CUGS) Program enables a few students each year to enroll simultaneously in LSA and the Rackham Graduate School and to apply a maximum of 15 credits toward both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree. See the CUGS information sheet and election form for more information. The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies also offers a Concurrent Undergraduate-Graduate Study Program.

Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering)
The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in LSA and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering administer a five-year program awarding a concurrent B.S. in cell and molecular biology from LSA and an M.S. in biomedical engineering from the College of Engineering.

Information (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Linguistics and Master of Science in Information)
The School of Information offers an accelerated program for exceptional undergraduates in the Department of Linguistics that enables them to complete a bachelor's and Master of Science in Information (M.S.I.) degree in five years of study.

Public Health and Liberal Arts (Bachelor's Degree and Master of Public Health)
Students may pursue an accelerated degree in the public health departments of environmental health sciences, epidemiology, or health behavior and health education, leading to a bachelor's from LSA and an M.P.H. from the School of Public Health.