In the College of LSA, your education is about more than searching for answers in a textbook. There are real-world problems out there that need solving, and creative minds like yours—working with the best and brightest faculty—have the potential to impact the world.
To that end, numerous programs in the College foster hands-on work, innovative thinking, and experiences that challenge and transform.
COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES PROGRAM
Students in CSP's Summer Bridge Scholars Program have an excellent opportunity to strengthen their academic skills, build a professional support network, and familiarize themselves with the campus and its resources.
Entrepreneurship with a social impact. OptiMize supports student innovators building projects they are passionate about, whether that means design solutions for differently-abled people, a community farm growing 50,000 lbs of fresh produce in Detroit, or the first-ever “open world” virtual reality game for mobile.
LSA students push boundaries—and literally cross them. LSA offers 99 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.
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, SiD students become deeply involved in—and committed to—the life, challenges, and promise of this important American city.
COMMUNITY ENAGED LEARNING
The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning supports students and student organizations in creating positive social change through multiple forms of community engagement. Their team provides advising and project consultation, facilitates trainings and workshops, and makes connections with campus and community partners. Individual students can also join one of the sponsored Ginsberg Center programs.