Undergraduate Schools & Colleges
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, students should be familiar with the requirements that are specific to their School or College, typically outlined on the School or College website or in a printed “Bulletin”. In addition, many students participate in Michigan Learning Communities which may also have requirements and expectations for participants.
Degrees and Requirements
When students are admitted to the University of Michigan, they are admitted to a specific undergraduate School or College (in some cases they may have been dual-admitted to more than one School/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.