V: Special Degrees and Pre-Professional Studies
special degree programs are offered by the joint cooperation
of LS&A and some other college or school within the University.
Admission to some of these programs is highly competitive. Because
many of these programs require specific courses for admission,
it is important for students to identify program interests early
in their undergraduate careers, and often at the freshman level.
Although the basic requirements are summarized in this chapter,
students should consult academic advisors associated with the
LS&A students are interested in applying for admission to
a professional school either after two years of liberal arts
studies or after completing an LS&A degree. The second half
of this chapter describes several pre-professional courses of
study. Pre-professional advising is available at both the Academic
Advising Center and the Office of Career Planning and Placement.
Joint Degree Programs
(Joint Program in Liberal Arts and Architecture)
enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
wishing to consider joint degree programs, in which the B.S.
or M.Arch. degree is awarded by the A. Alfred Taubman College
of Architecture and Urban Planning and a second degree is awarded
by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, are advised
to contact the architecture program chairman in A&UP and
the concentration advisor in LS&A. (This program is distinct
from the Pre-Professional Program in Architecture described
later in this chapter.)
Arts Study for Professional Undergraduate Programs
schools, colleges, and programs (e.g., A. Alfred Taubman
College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Business Administration,
Dental Hygiene, Education, and Pharmacy) within the University
admit only students who have completed two years of liberal arts
study. The following information is for students interested in
planning the freshman and sophomore years in LS&A and then
applying to one of the schools below.
(Pre-Professional Program in Architecture)
architecture is truly interdisciplinary, it is important that
prospective students acquire a liberal arts background. Students
are not admitted to the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture
and Urban Planning until they have completed at least 60 credits.
A number of introductory architecture courses are open to all
freshmen and sophomores. The College of Architecture and Urban
Planning looks for evidence of interest and strong commitment
demonstrated in any number of ways: coursework, attending Taubman
College lectures, familiarity with architectural literature,
travels, visiting our changing exhibits, or work experience.
For additional information, contact Sheri Samaha in the Office
of Undergraduate Admissions.
pre-professional program consists of a minimum 60 credits. Students
are urged to obtain and read the Architecture leaflet - available
at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (1220 Student Activities
Building), the Academic Advising Center (1255 Angell Hall), or
the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
(2150 Art and Architecture Building) for specific requirements.
A visit to the college is also encouraged.
admission to the Bachelor of Science program is competitive,
students are urged to develop program alternatives within LS&A.
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