Academic Policies & Guidelines

President's Council: Review of New Concentrations/Programs

All new concentration proposals must be submitted by the LSA Dean's Office to the President's Council for approval. Contact JoAnn Peraino (jperaino@umich.edu) for details.

Academic Policies for Majors

Academic Policies for Minors

Area Distribution Guidelines

Generic Definitions for Area Distributions (HU, NS, SS, MSA, CE, ID)

First-Year Writing Requirement

Upper-Level Writing Requirement

Bachelor of Science Eligibility

Course Credits are Based on Contact Hours with Instructor

Experiential Courses

Independent Study Guidelines (PDF)

Language Requirement

Race & Ethnicity Requirement

Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies Program (SUGS) (PDF)

Study Abroad Courses and Programs

Guidelines for Courses that Meet-Together

Guidelines for Approving Non-LSA Courses for LSA Credit


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