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Why LSA?

In LSA, we teach you how to ask the right questions—how to think, not what to think.

In LSA, we recruit the curious. Bright minds on the frontlines of research and in the classroom traverse topics from art history to molecular biology. LSA’s deep resources help create an environment in which thriving isn’t the exception, it’s the rule.

Every moment on campus is one where discovery, innovation, and breakthroughs are being pursued. Moments lead to minutes, minutes lead to hours, and hours add up to become 200 years of history. That’s how long LSA has been the bedrock of undergraduate education at the University of Michigan.

But not even a prestigious past should define our future. Victors achieve—present tense. Read on to learn how.

 

COURSES

With almost 2,000 courses in 75 departments, you can learn from a range of faculty experts. A 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures individualized attention. 

 

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR

These small courses are limited to 18 students to give incoming students an opportunity to engage faculty on a more personal basis.

 

COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES PROGRAM (CSP)

CSP strives to support and retain undergraduate students from diverse populations through the Summer Bridge Program, academic instruction, tutoring, and more. 

 

INTERNSHIPS

Changing the world means actually experiencing it. The LSA Opportunity Hub supports our internship program, which helps students explore their interests outside the classroom.

 

UNPARALLELED RESOURCES

Students in LSA have a wealth of facilities available to explore every avenue of inquiry—from libraries to computer centers to state-of-the-art labs and more.

 

LSA MAJORS AND CAREERS

This visualization tool shows graduates from each major finding employment in nearly every career field.

 

CAREER PREPARATION

Dedicated staff members at the LSA Opportunity Hub and at the University's Career Center help students prepare for their future through services such as workshops, résumé and cover-letter writing, and much more. 

 

GLOBAL STUDIES

LSA students push boundaries—and literally cross them. LSA offers more than 80 global study programs covering 6 continents.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (UROP)

More than 1,300 first- and second-year students and 800 faculty engage in dynamic research partnerships to foster inquisitive and independent real-world learning.

 

HONORS

This highly ranked academic program enables students to pursue a comprehensive, challenging approach to their field of study culminating in a senior-year thesis.

 

MICHIGAN LEARNING COMMUNITIES (MLCs)

MLC programs are small, scholarly, and diverse communities that link intellectual ideas and shared interests between students and faculty.

 

THEME SEMESTER

An opportunity for intellectual and cultural immersion in a particular topic, connecting the strengths of U-M with the issues defining our world today.