Choosing a School or College

At Michigan, you don’t apply to the University – you apply to one of our 14 undergraduate schools and colleges, depending on whether you are a first-year or transfer student: Architecture & Urban Planning; Art & Design; Business; Dental Hygiene; Education; Engineering; Information; Kinesiology; Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA); Music, Theatre & Dance; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health; and Public Policy.

Each school or college makes its admission decision based on their unique requirements, needs and priorities, and decisions are communicated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The majority of Michigan first-years are admitted to our liberal arts college, LSA.

Seven academic units accept first-year applications: LSA; Engineering; Architecture & Urban Planning; Art & Design; Kinesiology; Music, Theatre & Dance; and Nursing.

Business is a first-year direct admit unit, which makes offers to first-year students after they have applied to LSA and indicated an interest in Ross, and been admitted to LSA.

In addition, Architecture & Urban Planning, Education, Information, and Pharmacy offer First-year Preferred Admission in which accepted students are guaranteed placement in their sophomore or junior years.*

And finally, Architecture & Urban Planning, Business, Dental Hygiene, Education, Information, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Public Policy are upper-level admitting units, meaning they accept applications from students in their first year or sophomore year and, if admitted, students cross-campus transfer to that unit.

First-year students can also apply to more than one U-M school or college at a time as dual-degree applicants, with certain limitations and guidelines. This allows students to choose paths and majors that reflect their interests and individuality.

The best approach is to think about your college aspirations and to explore the best fit for you. Your high school counselor, teachers, family and others can help you reflect on your choices. You can also contact our admissions office or representatives in the schools or colleges for assistance.

*Applicants to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business (for First-Year Direct Admission), if admitted to both units, have the option to enroll in the Ross School BBA program as first-year students. Students who are admitted to other U-M schools or colleges (such as the College of Engineering) and Ross will still enroll through the Preferred Admission process, and transfer to Ross in their sophomore year.

Choosing a Major

It’s OK if you don’t yet know what your major will be. Many students don't, until they spend time at Michigan exploring the myriad options and resources available to them.

Once you are a Michigan student, you will find plentiful academic advising support to help you shape and focus your academic goals. Depending on the school or college to which you are admitted, you will have time to commit to a major and, if you choose, a minor course of study. Many students do not indicate their major until the end of their sophomore year; Art & Design students do not declare a major.

List of Majors & Degrees

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Program School/College
Actuarial Mathematics (Sub-Major) College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Aerospace Engineering College of Engineering
Afroamerican and African Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
American Culture College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Anthropology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Applied Exercise Science School of Kinesiology
Architecture College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Art and Design School of Art & Design
Arts and Ideas in the Humanities LSA Residential College
Asian Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Astronomy and Astrophysics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
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Program School/College
Biochemistry College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Biology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Biology, Health, and Society College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering
Biomolecular Science College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Biophysics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Business School of Business
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Program School/College
Cellular and Molecular Biomedical Science College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Chemical Engineering College of Engineering
Chemical Science College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Chemistry College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Civil Engineering College of Engineering
Classical Archaeology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Classical Civilization College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Classical Languages and Literatures College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Climate and Meteorology College of Engineering
Cognitive Science College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Communication and Media College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Community and Global Public Health School of Public Health
Comparative Culture and Identity College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Comparative Literature College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Composition School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Computer Engineering College of Engineering
Computer Science (BS) College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Computer Science (BSE) College of Engineering
Creative Writing and Literature LSA Residential College
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Program School/College
Dance School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Data Science College of Engineering
Data Science (BS) College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Dental Hygiene School of Dentistry
Drama LSA Residential College
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Program School/College
Earth and Environmental Sciences College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Economics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Electrical Engineering College of Engineering
Elementary Teacher Education School of Education
Engineering Physics College of Engineering
English College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Environment College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Environmental Engineering College of Engineering
Ethnic Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Evolutionary Anthropology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
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Program School/College
Film, Television, and Media College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
French and Francophone Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
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Program School/College
Gender and Health College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
General Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
German College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Global Environment and Health College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Greek (Ancient) Language and Literature College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Greek (Modern) Language and Culture College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
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Program School/College
History College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
History of Art College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
I
Program School/College
Industrial and Operations Engineering College of Engineering
Informatics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Information School of Information
Interarts Performance School of Art & Design
Interarts Performance School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Interdisciplinary Astronomy College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Interdisciplinary Physics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
International Security, Norms, and Cooperation College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
International Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Italian College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
J
Program School/College
Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Judaic Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
L
Program School/College
Latin American and Caribbean Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Latin Language and Literature College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Latina/Latino Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Linguistics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
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Program School/College
Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering
Mathematical Sciences College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Mathematics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Mathematics of Finance and Risk Management College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering
Microbiology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Middle East Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Middle Eastern and North African Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Movement Science School of Kinesiology
Music School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Music Education School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Music Theory School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Musical Theatre School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Musicology School of Music, Theatre & Dance
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Program School/College
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering College of Engineering
Neuroscience College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences College of Engineering
Nursing School of Nursing
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Program School/College
Organ School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Organizational Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
P
Program School/College
Performing Arts Technology School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Philosophy College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Physics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Piano School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Plant Biology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Polish College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Political Economy and Development College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Political Science College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Psychology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Public Health Sciences School of Public Health
Public Policy School of Public Policy
Pure Mathematics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
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Program School/College
Romance Languages and Literatures College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Russian College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
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Program School/College
Secondary Teacher Education School of Education
Social Theory and Practice College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Sociology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Space and Science Engineering College of Engineering
Spanish College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Sport Management School of Kinesiology
Statistics College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Strings School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Structural Biology College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
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Program School/College
Theatre & Drama School of Music, Theatre & Dance
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Program School/College
Urban Technology College of Architecture + Urban Planning
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Program School/College
Voice School of Music, Theatre & Dance
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Program School/College
Winds and Percussion School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Women’s and Gender Studies College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)