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Beyond the Classroom

If your vision of college is limited to lecture halls and solitary studies, you’re in for a surprise. At LSA you're encouraged to participate in practical, hands-on learning, service, and research projects that prepare you to reimagine the world and create positive and purposeful change.

Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)

Students in CSP's Summer Bridge Program have an excellent opportunity to strengthen their academic skills, build a professional support network, and familiarize themselves with the campus and its resources. 


Curious about a career path? Internships are a great way to get to know a particular organization and occupation. The LSA Opportunity Hub helps students explore their interests outside the classroom.

Social Impact

optiMize supports student innovators building projects they are passionate about, whether that means design solutions for people with disabilities, a community farm growing 50,000 lbs of fresh produce in Detroit, or the first-ever “open world” virtual reality game for mobile.

Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs)

Michigan Learning Communities offer inclusive environments where students with common interests such as research, writing, the arts, health, the sciences, service, and civic engagement can learn and hang out together. The Honors Program and Residential College are options exclusively for LSA students.

Global Studies

LSA students push boundaries—and literally cross them. LSA offers 99 global study programs covering 6 continents. 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities 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. 

Service Learning

Help strengthen communities, enrich your academic experience, and create the foundation for a lifetime of service to others. Service learning opportunities include the Ginsberg CenterProject Community, and Project Outreach.

Michigan in Washington

Each year, 45–50 University of Michigan undergraduates from all majors spend a semester in Washington, D.C., combining coursework with an internship to earn a full semester of credits. 

Semester in Detroit (SiD)

Combining a semester-long residence in the city with rigorous academic study and a comprehensive community-based internship, Semester in Detroit students become deeply involved in—and committed to—the life, challenges, and promise of this important American city. 

Explore Outdoors

Think outside the textbook with learning opportunities such as the New England Literature Program, the U-M Biological Station, and Camp Davis.