Non-LSA Course Work

Students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts must complete a program of study consisting of courses primarily from LSA or equivalent transfer credit.

Undergraduate LSA courses are listed in the LSA Undergraduate Course Catalog. Courses offered by other academic units (e.g., Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Education, Engineering) of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and not listed in the LSA Undergraduate Course Catalog are defined as non-LSA courses.

Non-LSA course work earns credit toward a degree and honor points according to the following policies:

  1. Candidates for an A.B., B.S., or B.G.S. degree must complete a minimum 100 credits of LSA courses, allowing 20 credits of non-LSA course work in the minimum 120 required for the degree. Non-LSA credits in excess of 20 will be included in the calculation of a student's GPA, but will not be counted toward the 120 credits needed for a Bachelor's degree in LSA.
  2. Courses cross-listed between LSA and another school or college of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) count toward the required number of LSA credits.
  3. School of Kinesiology courses cross-listed with an LSA SUBJECT count for degree credit as LSA courses:   
    • Kinesiology (KINESLGY) 505 
    • Sports Management (SM)  421
  4. All other School of Kinesiology courses are recorded as "not for credit" for LSA students except for the following courses for which LSA students may receive non-LSA degree credits:
    • Athletic Training (AT) 220/221, 375
    • Health and Fitness (HF): 220/221, 240, 241, 331, 333, 434, 437
    • Kinesiology (KINESLGY) 302, 421, 422, 424, 437, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 471, 513, 533,  542
    • Kinesiology Study (KINSTUDY): none
    • Movement Science (MOVESCI) 110, 230, 231, 240, 241, 250, 280, 320, 330, 340,  361, 421, 422, 424, 432, 433, 437, 441, 442, 443, 445,  471
    • Physical Education (PHYSED)  255, 336, 444
    • Sports Management (SM) 101 (No credit for LSA students with junior or senior standing), 111, 203, 217, 249, 332, 333, 342, 346, 431, 434, 437, 446
    • U-Move (UMOVE): none
    • other SUBJECTs in the School of Kinesiology:  none
  1. University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance ensemble courses yield non-LSA degree credit but no honor points.
  2. Transfer credit for Speech and Journalism courses are counted as non-LSA.
  3. The College does not grant degree credit for any courses offered through the Military Officer Education Programs except for those courses cross-listed in other academic units.
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