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Welcome to University Studies

University Studies is the academic program of choice for the 20% of first-year students who choose to explore the many degrees and majors offered at MSU prior to declaring. University Studies also works with continuing students who are transitioning between majors.  

StudentAt University Studies, we offer complete academic advising for our own majors as well as students in the Pre-Med option and students in transition. We also teach approximately 45 sections of US 101--the University Studies First-Year Seminar--a foundational component of MSU's CORE 2.0.

StudentUniversity Studies is the largest program in University College, one of MSU's eight colleges (Agriculture; Arts & Architecture; Business; Education, Health & Human Development; Engineering; Letters & Science; Nursing; and University College).

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.

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, we invite you to explore our website.

If you would like to talk with a member of our staff, please contact us. We strive to help students succeed.