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Academics at Michigan


Schools and Colleges

Undergraduate Schools and Colleges
Degrees and Requirements

The University of Michigan is a complex place. It comprises 19 undergraduate, graduate, and professional Schools and Colleges. These Schools and Colleges have their own requirements, policies, and expectations. In order to be academically successful at Michigan, your son or daughter should be familiar with the requirements that are specific to his or her School or College.

Undergraduate Schools and Colleges

Many students also participate in Michigan Learning Communities which may also have requirements and expectations for participants.

Degrees and Requirements

The University of Michigan is divided into several Schools and Colleges. When your son or daughter was admitted to the University of Michigan, he or she was admitted to a specific undergraduate School or College. For the most part, each School and College sets policies and requirements independent from the other Schools and Colleges. As a result, everything from admission credentials to graduation requirements varies by School/College. For example, the number of credits required to graduate from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is different than the number of credits required to graduate from the College of Engineering.

In addition to having different requirements, the Schools and Colleges award different degrees. For example, a student who earns a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts with a Computer Science concentration, has a different degree and has completed different degree requirements from a student who has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree from the College of Engineering in the Computer Science degree program.

In order to fully understand the degree requirements, it is best to study the information that is specific to your student's School/College and to consult with an academic advisor. Degree requirements are normally found on the School or College websites or "bulletins".