University Studies and The Academic Advising Center

University Studies offers complete academic advising for exploring and undecided students as well as students who start MSU in the PreMed Intake program. Each year we teach approximately 45 sections of US 101US--the University Studies First-Year Seminar--a foundational component of MSU's CORE 2.0.

One of the objectives of University Studies is to contribute to a successful first year for MSU undergraduates. Through professional academic advising and high-quality seminar instruction, we help students understand the possibilities and responsibilities of the academic experience through an exploration of their interests and goals and the development of intellectual knowledge and skills.

In addition to helping students who start MSU as an exploring student, we offer student-in-transition advising for students who determine that their original major is no longer their best academic fit.

Our office also coordinates the National Student Exchange program, which assists students in arranging a year of study at one of more than 150 colleges and universities in the United States and its territories--while seamlessly maintaining progress toward a degree at MSU.

Whether you are a prospective student, parent, current University Studies major, or faculty member--or are simply interested in finding out more about what our program has to offer, please contact us.