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.
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.
who wish to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
degree should transfer to the Business School after completion
of the sophomore year. Junior standing (at least 55 transferable
credits) is a requirement for admission and students should apply
at the beginning of the second term of the sophomore year.
may enter in the Fall Term only. The Admissions Committee begins
to consider applications in January for the Fall Term entering
class. The deadline for application is February 15. Applications
are considered only after completed application forms and official
transcripts have been received. LS&A students should obtain
their transcript in a sealed envelope from the Transcript Office.
This envelope must be submitted together with the application
forms to the Business School.
is highly competitive. Most students admitted have an overall
GPA above 3.0. Particular attention is paid to grades in economics,
English composition, first-term accounting, and mathematics.
Strength of the overall academic program, leadership activities
after high school and required essays (a part of the application)
play an important role in choosing among applicants with similar
for admission requires evidence that a minimum of 55 transferable
credits will be completed by the proposed date of entrance and
that the required courses in economics, English composition,
first-term accounting, and mathematics have been completed with
grades of at least "C." Students may choose from among
Calculus 115 and Honors or Engineering calculus to meet the math
requirement. Students unprepared for calculus should elect Mathematics
105. Economics 101 and 102 meet the economics requirement. The
requirement in composition may be completed by English 124, 125
or equivalent, or by presenting evidence that the student has
been exempted from this course. Honors students may substitute
Great Books 191 or 192. Students are encouraged to complete as
many of the prerequisites as possible before applying.
planning to enter the Business School in Fall 1999 and after
must satisfy three of the following requirements:
credit hours in Natural Sciences (NS) and/or Mathematical and
Symbolic Analysis (MSA), with the following restrictions:
more than one course in MSA
may be used for this distribution requirement.
one short (half-term) NS course from Geological Science 100-115
may be used for this distribution.
math course numbered 200 and above may be used for MSA. No 100-level
math courses can be used to meet this requirement.
credit hours in Humanities (includes all philosophy courses).
credit hours in Social Sciences (excludes all economics courses).
term proficiency in a foreign language as determined by successful
completion of a proficiency exam administered by UM-Ann Arbor's
Office of Academic Advising or completion of fourth-term, college-level
foreign language course.
271 is required for admission. Although not required for admission,
Accounting 272 is highly recommended as an elective for sophomores.
A thoughtfully planned, balanced liberal arts program is acceptable
preparation for admission.
courses, some of which can be elected for LS&A degree credit,
cannot be transferred to the Business School. These include internship
courses, some experiential courses, dance, physical education
activity courses, and first- and second-year ROTC courses. Residential
College and Pilot courses transfer to the Business School. Pilot
courses, which meet area distribution requirements in LS&A
also meet area requirements in the Business School.
the exception of Accounting 271 and 272, Business Administration
courses cannot be elected until junior standing (at least 55
credits) has been earned.
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